PARIS — Thales Alenia Space of France and Italy expects to complete a new turnkey satellite integration and test center for the Turkish military this fall, with final acceptance of the new facility, including all test systems, slated for May 2014. Capable of processing satellites weighing up to 5,000 kg (11,000 lb.), the plant’s construction was one of the terms of a 2009 contract between Turkey’s defense ministry and prime contractor Telespazio that will furnish Ankara with the ...


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