Digital Center of Excellence in Luxembourg by Thales Alenia Space Takes Another Significant Step

LUXEMBOURG (Luxembourg Space Agency PR) — By signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of the Economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Thales Alenia Space, Joint Venture between Thales (67 %) and Leonardo (33 %) is further advancing the creation of its Digital Center of Excellence in Luxembourg.

With this entity, Thales Alenia Space intends to become a major industrial contributor to Luxembourg’s ambitious space and digital strategy, to leverage the active and growing Luxembourg ecosystem, and to develop innovative solutions with potential worldwide business reach.

The Digital Center of Excellence in Luxembourg will be instrumental in the Thales Alenia Space Digital transformation strategy, accelerating the shift of space business towards digital platform infrastructures, and fostering digital innovation in all space domains: telecommunications, observation, navigation and exploration.

With its presence in Luxembourg, Thales Alenia Space aims at actively participating in the national innovation ecosystem, by nurturing relations and synergies with public research organizations, particularly by driving activities of Thales Alenia Space industrial chair at the University of Luxembourg, and also with start-ups and local space companies.

The MoU was signed for Thales Alenia Space by Jean-Loïc Galle, CEO, and for The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg by Étienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy.

The MoU follows a Letter of Intent that was signed on 18 June 2019 between the Luxembourg Government and Thales Alenia Space aiming at the creation of the above mentioned Digital Center of Excellence.