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May 31st, 2018

Thales Alenia Space Signs Agreement with SCNTPL Polish Technology Center

Thales Alenia Space (JV Thales 67% and Leonardo 33%), together with Thales Alenia Space in Poland, have signed a partnership agreement with SCNTPL (Slaskie Centrum Naukowo – Technologiczne Przemyslu Lotniczego Sp. z o.o.), the Silesian Science and Technology Center of Aviation Industry Ltd. that is based in Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland, and specializes in composite materials.

Artistic rendition of the Spacebus NEO platform.

Image is courtesy of Thales Alenia Space.

This partnership is the culmination of joint work between the partners reaching back several years, bolstered by the creation of Thales Alenia Space in Poland in 2015. The agreement signed today also confirms a new joint initiative by SCNTPL and Thales Alenia Space, focused on both Research & Development and the production of satellite structures, and anchored in transfers of composite technologies. Based on this agreement, Thales Alenia Space has placed an initial order with SCNTPL, to provide structural panels for its Spacebus NEO platform.

According to Jean Loïc Galle, CEO of Thales Alenia Space, with this agreement, Thales Alenia Space shows its sustained commitment to becoming a major partner in the Polish space industry by calling on the large pool of skills in the country and proposing even broader partnership initiatives, focused not only on government requirements, but also the commercial market,.

Bartlomiej Plonka, President of the Management Board of SCNTPL, added that this agreement confirms SCNTPL’s role in building sophisticated satellite structures to meet the needs of both the domestic and international markets. This agreement reflects the company's efforts over the last few years to develop materials processes and facilities with the support of both national and European institutions. SCNTPL is proud to have been selected as a partner by Thales Alenia Space and to work as a team to enhance the competitiveness of satellite solutions. This agreement also fosters the involvement of Poland on key ESA programs in the domain of spacecraft structures.