Thales Alenia Space Italia and its advanced technologies and solutions for Space Missions

Wednesday's @DISI Industrial Workshops
27 November 2019
27 November 2019

Venue: Polo Ferrari 1, via Sommarive 5 (Povo) – Room A103
Hour: 13.30 - 14.30 


  • Luca Nardecchia, Thales Alenia Space
  • Enrico Varriale, Thales Alenia Space


The goal of Thales Alenia Space presentation is to share with students the industrial context and the business domains  of its activities and products with a short overview of Thales Alenia Space positioning within Thales corporate.

After a short summary of main business and technological domain, we will present to students three representative activities and in particular:

An overview of two Research and Development activities developed also though cooperation with University of Trento

  • An autonomous navigation system based on UWB wireless sensor network
  • An autonomous formation flying solution to create clusters of small autonomously cooperating  satellites

An overview of an End-to-End and System industrial approach for Earth Observation Missions, including

  • Mission and System Definition from user needs
  • System Architecture of Earth Observation Space Missions, including Space Segment and Ground Segment
  • ​End-to-End Chain of User Image requests: functional steps through the System from user request of an image to reception of the final product.

For more information, please contact comm.disi [at]