Press Release

Once again Astrium demonstrates its expertise in space system management

By SpaceRef Editor
October 2, 2008
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Yasny, October 1st 2008 – Astrium has successfully placed the THEOS observation satellite, built for Thailand, into orbit.

Francois Auque, CEO of Astrium, congratulated GISTDA, the Thai space agency, on this success and also for the fact that Thailand now has a space observation capability. He continued: “This success reaffirms the excellence of the Astrium teams in all areas of space – from architect to constructor. With THEOS, Astrium has been responsible for all phases, from manufacture to launch, and from orbit injection to utilisation of satellite data for its customer.” He added that this success also results from a major cooperation and training programme between Astrium and GISTDA.

Astrium, a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS, is dedicated to providing civil and defence space systems and services. In 2007, Astrium had a turnover of O3.5 billion and 12,000 employees in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands. Its three main areas of activity are Astrium Space Transportation for launchers and orbital infrastructure, Astrium Satellites for spacecraft and ground segment and its wholly owned subsidiary Astrium Services for the development and delivery of satellite services. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2007, EADS generated revenues of O39.1 billion and employed a workforce of more than 116,000.

SpaceRef staff editor.