Pierre Perrin-Monlouis Dernière mise à jour: 20 octobre 2021
Paris, October 14, 2005 – Alcatel Alenia Space applauds the successful launch of the next-generation military communications satellite Syracuse 3A. The satellite was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket during the night of October 13th to 14th, 2005 at 00:32 am (Paris time) from the Guyana Space Center, in Kourou. This satellite was built by Alcatel Alenia Space, for French defense procurement agency DGA.
With Syracuse 3A, France will be the first country in Europe to deploy a new generation of military telecom satellites.
Alcatel Alenia Space chairman and CEO Pascale Sourisse, who was very pleased with this successful launch, noted: “We are very proud to have built this first next-generation military communications satellite that will enable the military’s transmission capacity to be increased by a factor or ten. It will provide an unprecedent resistance to interferences as well as a very flexible usage.”
She added: “This success confirms our European leadership position in defense and security space systems, with a strong presence not only in military communications but also in observation and intelligence as well as in navigation and positioning.”
About Alcatel Alenia Space
Alcatel Alenia Space is the european leader in satellite systems, at the forefront of orbit infrastructures Created in July 2005, the company brings together the vast experience and know-how of Alcatel Space and Alenia Spazio to form a new leading force in European space technology. Alcatel Alenia Space represents a worldwide standard for space development that impacts everybody’s future: from navigation to telecommunications, from meteorology to environmental monitoring, from defence to science and observation. An affiliate of Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) (67%) and Finmeccanica (Milan:SIFI.MI, FNC.IM) (33%), Alcatel Alenia Space generated an estimated turnover of 1.8 billion euros with around 7,200 people in 2004.
Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or employees. Alcatel brings its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks; applications and services, to help its partners and customers build a user-centric broadband world. With sales of EURO 12.3 billion and 56,000 employees in 2004, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries.
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