Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), was selected by NASA to appear in their Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV (Rapid IV) catalog in the “On-Ramp” category. A selection from which both Thales Alenia Space in France and Thales Alenia Space in Italy can benefit. The satellite platforms selected by NASA are ELiTeBUSTM and PRIMA, which are manufactured in the Thales Alenia Space industrial centers in Cannes and Rome, respectively.
Rapid IV is a multi-award, perpetual, perpetual supply contract that allows the federal government to place multiple orders for satellites and related services at fixed prices. These multi-agency contracts can also support other NASA centers and other federal agencies.
?? As a supplier already registered in the Rapid Spacecraft Development Office (RSDO) III catalog, Thales Alenia Space is honored that NASA has chosen us again to appear in their Rapid IV catalog. ?? said Johanne Lecomte, director of trade and business development at Thales Alenia Space in North America. ?? We are reaping the fruits of our extensive experience with the ELiTeBUSTM platforms, the performance of which has been demonstrated in the telecommunications constellations Globalstar 1 and 2, O3B and Iridium® NEXT, as well as with the PRIMA 3-axis stabilized platform, which has been used successfully on several earth observation missions such as COSMO SkyMed and Sentinel. This, complemented by a customer-centric approach, makes our company the reference partner for the manufacture of satellites adapted to the most demanding missions developed under RSDO.
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