Thales Alenia Space is a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Finmeccanica (33%). For more than 40 years now, Thales Alenia Space has designed, integrated, tested, operated and delivered innovative space systems. Our cutting-edge products and services meet the needs of commercial and government customers from around the world, spanning the Space, Defense, Science and Security markets. Thales Alenia Space's satellites and payloads are recognized worldwide as benchmarks in delivering communications and navigation services, monitoring our environment and the oceans, better understanding climate change and supporting scientific research. Today, Thales Alenia Space is one of the main suppliers to the International Space Station, and a pivotal player in systems to explore our Universe. Along with Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space forms the Space Alliance, which offers a complete range of solutions and services. Because of our unrivaled expertise in dual (civil-military) missions, constellations, flexible payloads, altimetry, meteorology and high-resolution radar and optical observation, Thales AleniaSpace is the natural partner to countries that want to expand their space program.Thales Alenia Space logged consolidated sales exceeding 2 billion euros in 2014, and has some 7,500 employees in several countries. EC footprint covers France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, UK ,Germany and Poland.