May 24, 2013 – afternoon: visit to Thales Alenia Space Belgium

Many thanks to Thales Alenia Space ETCA for this great visit! All participants agreed: we had a very nice and in-depth guided tour of the production and testing facilities of electronics for launchers and satellites. Stay tuned for beSPACE’s next activities!

Group picture at Thales Alenia Space Belgium

Group picture at Thales Alenia Space Belgium

beSPACE’s next activity is a visit of Thales Alenia Space ETCA, near Charleroi. It will take place on Friday 24 May from 13h45 – 17h30 at Thales Alenia ETCA’s Mont-sur-Marchienne site, near Charleroi. The first 40 members to register will be able to visit the the factory of Thales Alenia Space ETCA. The visit will be followed by a drink, courtesy of Thales Alenia Space ETCA.

Thales Alenia Space ETCA is the largest Belgian manufacturer of space electronics and a world leader in satellite power supplies. The company is also the foremost supplier of electronics for the Ariane 5 satellite launcher. Almost 600 people work at its Mont-sur-Marchienne site, near Charleroi. Thales Alenia Space ETCA is a part of Thales Alenia Space, one of the prime European companies in satellite systems and a major player in orbital infrastructures. Thales Alenia Space has 7,200 employees at 10 industrial sites in France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Belgium.

Practical information

When? Friday 24 May, 13h45 – 17h30

Where? Thales Alenia Space ETCA, Mont-sur-Marchienne, Belgium

How to get there? By car or by train (the site is within walking distance of the Charleroi-Sub railway station)

Thales Alenia Space Belgium