Thales Alenia Space Strengthens Pressurized Module Production

Annamaria Piras, Thales Alenia Space’s HALO program manager who is responsible for the Cygnus module, next to the first two cone subassemblies of the Axiom commercial space station at her company’s production facility in Turin.
Credit: Thierry Dubois
TURIN, Italy—The recent addition of a second friction stir welding facility in Thales Alenia Space’s Turin factory is helping meet increased demand for pressurized modules. The company has orders for NASA Lunar Gateway and Axiom Space commercial space station components, in addition to its well...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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