(Cannes, September 9, 2008) -- Thales Alenia Space announces a contract with JSC "ISS - Reshetnev Company" (formerly NPO-PM) to supply the Amos-5 communications satellite payload. ISS, prime contractor, is building the satellite for Israeli satellite operator Spacecom Ltd.
This contract involves two long-term partners of Thales Alenia Space (ISS as industrial partner and Spacecom as a customer), associated today to start a new team for the Amos-5 satellite.
ISS serves as the prime contractor providing its Express-1000 platform and Thales Alenia Space as communications payload supplier. The satellite will be integrated and tested in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.