Thales Alenia Space is to work on the preliminary phase of the GFO-2 RA altimeter that will be fitted onto the US Navy’s geosat follow-on 2 (GFO-2) satellite.

As a subcontractor to Ball Aerospace, Thales Alenia will develop the bifrequency altimeter by using technology derived from the Poseidon family of altimeters.

The new-generation GFO-2 will cover all the oceans across the globe and deliver crucial data for military strategy.

The preliminary phase covers the definition, design and system compatibility of the satellite programme.

A production contract for the altimeters is scheduled to be awarded by the end of this year.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData