Telespazio UK based in Luton, is part of Telespazio, a joint-venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%) and is headquartered in Rome.
Telespazio is one of the major players worldwide in satellite solutions and services, and has a wide international network of space centres and teleports. In addition to Telespazio UK, the Telespazio group includes Telespazio France, Telespazio VEGA Deutschland, GAF, Spaceopal (a joint venture with the German space agency DLR) (Germany), Telespazio Iberica (Spain), Rartel (Romania), Telespazio Brasil, Telespazio Argentina and e-GEOS (in which the Italian Space Agency holds a 20% interest).
Telespazio is at the forefront in many sectors: from the design and development of space systems to the management of launch services and satellites in-orbit control, from Earth observation services to communications, from navigation and satellite tracking to scientific programmes.
Telespazio is involved in the majority of European Space Agency programmes, including space exploration, Earth observation, satellite navigation, launchers and human space flight.
In recent years, Telespazio UK has built a European space industry leadership position in the provision of satellite observations for the climate change marketplace. Several key initiatives give Telespazio UK major involvement in the provision and use of satellite observations to help stakeholders monitor, mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Telespazio is an important exporter to the international space and aerospace markets, with staff at client sites around the globe.