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Telespazio further increases its involvement in the CNES’ scientific and Search & Rescue missions

19 April 2018

Telespazio has been a major actor in the space sector in Toulouse for over 35 years, renowned in particular for its expertise in satellite services, and it can now confirm that two strategic contracts have been secured for the CNES at the Toulouse Space Centre.​

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At the heart of its two emblematic centres —  the COMS (Centre d’Opérations des Missions Scientifiques – Operations Centre for Scientific Missions) and the CADMOS (Centre d’Aide au Développement des activités en Micropesanteur et des Opérations Spatiales – Development Support Centre for Activities in Microgravity and Spatial Operations), in addition to renewed ground control activities — the CNES just assigned the engineering support contract for these instruments’ critical operations for the coming years. After the first Proxima mission, part of the team made up of these twenty Telespazio employees will certainly get the chance to support astronaut Thomas Pesquet in his future experiments.

Another equally strategic mission for both Europe and France is the International Cospas-Sarsat Programme dedicated to detecting and locating radio distress beacons in extreme situations, in which Telespazio France will participate in support of the CNES at the Toulouse centre, both for the CNES’ sovereign mission but also for the European Galileo system’s contribution to this programme. Since the beginning of the year, eight Telespazio France employees have been in charge of updating operating procedures, performance monitoring, and defining needs and developments.

With these two major contracts, the Telespazio service company is proud to be supporting the CNES among two of its greatest global showcases.

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