Thales Alenia Space brings over 40 years of experience to the design, integration, testing and operation of innovative space systems for telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, environmental management, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures. Thales Alenia Space has built up unrivaled expertise in civil-military missions, constellations, flexible high-throughput payloads, altimetry, meteorology, and high resolution radar and optical observation. Thales Alenia Space has nearly 8.000 employees in nine countries. The Belgian subsidiary counts nearly 800 employees with sites in Charleroi, Leuven and Hasselt and is an expert in several high-technology fields.
We are a world leader in satellite power conditioning and distribution. Our product range covers needs from observation microsatellites up to the large geo-stationary satellites for telecom applications, with power requirements from 250W up to 20kW. The company also enjoys a position at the forefront of flight electronics products: avionics, power supplies for plasmic propulsion thrusters, power supplies for travelling wave tubes, DC/ DC converters and other dedicated power products. To cite just one example of how all this equipment is used, we manufacture the electrical core of satellites. With the construction of a one-of-a-kind center of excellence in automated manufacturing, we confirm our position at the forefront of digital innovation and our ability to accompany our partners through the transformational evolution of the space industry. We go back a long way with Ariane. In fact, we are the main supplier of on-board electronics for Ariane 5. For each Ariane 5, we design and build 50 % of the electronics. These units handle the following functions: on-board power distribution, aborting of the launcher in the event of an incorrect trajectory, control of the nozzles to keep the launcher on trajectory, calculation of the launcher’s position in space and separation of the stages of the Ariane and the fairing that protects the satellites in flight. The Ariane adventure continues: Thales Alenia Space in Belgium participates in the development of the safeguard system of Ariane 6. As the leading European supplier of checkout systems for launchers, we have also delivered most of the control benches for the Ariane family (Ariane 1 to 5), including the vital launcher check prior to launch. We also develop specific checkout systems for satellite platforms and payload equipment. The Russian Soyuz launched from French Guiana is fitted with our safeguard system. We are also taking part in preparing the Vega launcher and we have the first automated manufactory of photovoltaic assemblies (PVA) in Europe.
We are always looking for Electronics Engineers (Power Electronics, Analog/Digital Electronics) and Embedded Software Engineers. We deliver a global world-class offer for a unique employee experience whilst boosting individual and collective performance. We offer a broad range of training opportunities and an attractive salary. Vacancies on www.thalesgroup.com/en/career.