Berlin, 17 June 2021. – Italian line-up: The Italian Ministry of Defense awarded Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio to build its secure Sicral 3 satellite and ground system, Thales announced. Covering the development of phases B and C, the contract is worth a total of approximately €159 million, Thales said.
Sicral stands for Italian System for Secure Communications and Alerts and deploys geostationary satellites for confidential strategic and tactical communications, to support defense missions both in Italy and abroad, Thales explained. The Russian state space corporation Roscosmos is in talks with the European Space Agency (ESA) to join the project for a Russian-Chinese lunar station, Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin told reporters according to the news agency Interfax. “We are actively in talks with many players.
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