Thales Alenia Space (TAS) is a world’s leader in satellite manufacturing with annual revenues of approximately 2 billion euros. TAS serves all the industry’s market segments, such as telecommunications, science, earth observations, navigation and human space flight. Its customer base includes civil and defense governments, agencies and institutions, as well as commercial satellite operators. TAS’ business portfolio is well balanced among those segments and customers, which enables TAS to secure stability and complementary growth, not too directly affected by environment change of each market. TAS has facilities and subsidiaries in 6 countries with main locations of satellite and payload system integrations in France and Italy. TAS also specializes in end-to-end system solutions and capabilities for telecommunications and navigation programs. TAS is a joint venture between Thales of France and Finmeccanica of Italy. Together with its sister firm, Telespazio, also invested by Thales and Finmeccanica, TAS can address larger scale turnkey projects that includes system and satellite operations, services, etc.