ALPAO, selected for the French space recovery plan, as part of a consortium led by Airbus Defence & Space

Grenoble (France) – November 15, 2021 – ALPAO, selected for a prestigious consortium to contribute to the development of the space industry as part of the French recovery plan, is strengthening its leadership position in adaptive optics.

One of these collaborative projects aims to structure the French industrial sector for satellite laser communications. The purpose is to supply future equipment and technologies for very high-speed bidirectional optical links between the ground and the satellite for satellite telecommunications missions in geostationary orbit. This project “Optical Communications” brings together the best experts in a consortium1 led by Airbus Defence & Space and operated by CNES.

After the recent health and economic crisis, the French government has initiated a national recovery plan, with a focus on the space sector with €515M, including €150M for dual research (civil and military). Thus, CNES has launched calls for collaborative projects to structure the sector and co-finance industrial projects in order to irrigate the entire space ecosystem.

“The deployment of the space component of France Relance will enable the French space industry to emerge rapidly from the crisis, and new innovative players to emerge and invent the space infrastructures and services of tomorrow” said Bruno LEMAIRE, French Minister of Economy, Finance and Recovery.

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Contact : Charlotte Reverand, Chargée de communication | charlotte.reverand@alpao.fr | www.alpao.com

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