[Via Satellite 03-12-2015] Thales Alenia Space and Omnisys have inaugurated their joint Space Technology Center in the Sao Jose dos Campos technology park in Brazil.
Initially, the new center will develop technology partnerships with local Brazilian space companies. Omnisys will also look to help the center develop its engineering and design activities for space applications in upcoming contracts. Looking further ahead, the Space Technology Center could eventually host a data analysis center associated with the European program Copernicus, enabling Brazil to more clearly define its satellite requirements for environmental management, with a special focus on the essential Amazon region.
“With the inauguration of this center, Thales Alenia Space, along with Omnisys, pursues its commitment as a major industrial partner in the development of Brazil’s own space industry,” said Joel Chenet, senior vice president of Thales Alenia Space Brazil. “All of our actions are designed to enable the Brazilian space industry to manufacture its own low-orbit satellite within three to five years.”
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