STATE-OF-THE-ART PAYLOAD HARDWARE FOR A WIDE RANGE OF ADVANCED OBSERVATION / MISSION NEEDS
Thales Alenia Space has developed acknowledged expertise in advanced microwave Earth Observation / Science payload hardware.
A COMPLETE RANGE OF HARDWARE SOLUTIONS WITH A LARGE HERITAGE
Several programs have qualified the most recent Thales Alenia Space technologies for Observation (Radar and Optical) & Science payloads :
- Instruments : RF altimeter (TOPEX, POSEIDON, JASON 1 currently in orbit & CRYOSAT Ku band unit under development).
- Downlink data subsystem : Transmitter, OMUX, SSPA & Omnidirectional Antenna integtrated in various programs as Worldstar, Stentor, Amerhis, SPOT, Pleiades, SMOS, ...
- Transmit / Receive modules for Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for ENVISAT / ASAR and on-going RADARSAT 2 programs.