Project Partner 

Thales Alenia Space – España

Madrid, Spain


In its 30 years of space heritage from its creation, TAS-E has participated in over 350 satellite programmes worldwide. TAS-E participates in all market segments, such as:

  • Science and Earth observation: TAS-E is competence centre for medium resolution optical payloads within the group, being heavily involved in the Ingenio, Sentinel 3 and Meteosat Third Generation satellites thus providing us with a solid backlog to build upon our earth observation capabilities. TAS-E is a traditional supplier of TT&C and digital units for main worldwide space agencies science and observation space programs
  • Navigation: TAS-E was in charge of the development and supply of the S-Band Dual Mode TT&C subsystems and the Clock Monitoring and Control Units (CMCU) for the four GalileoSat In Orbit Validation (IOV) phase satellites
  • Space infrastructure: A remarkable TAS-E’s achievement is the family of spread spectrum transponders developed and delivered (Phase C/D) for the ATV Programme both for the TDRSS and proximity links. They have been certified by NASA as TDRSS compatible and constitute a first in Europe and an alternative to the American manufacturers
  • Telecommunications: TAS-E has been strongly involved in more than 80 telecom commercial and military satellites programmes world-wide including TT&C equipment and subsystems, passive RF payload equipment and digital processing units. TAS-E presents a sound position as telecommunication systems designer. More specifically, TAS-E has specialised in next generation IP-based satellite communication systems using on board processing.

Main Tasks

TAS will lead WP4.1 (Service/products definition), WP5.2 (Definition of evaluation methods) and WP5.3 (Evaluation of Space Safety Service) and will contribute to WP6 (Exploitation, dissemination and communication).

Key Personell

Juan Cueto Rodríguez

WP 5 and WP 4.1 Leader


Angel Alvaro Sánchez



Gaizka Eiguren

WP 5.1 Leader


José Jiménes

WP 5.2 Leader