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Alcatel Alenia Space delivers Earth observation satellite data acquisition systems to China

Paris, January 11, 2006. Alcatel Alenia Space announced the delivery of
Earth observation data acquisition systems to the China State Radio
Monitoring Center (CSRMC), the national Chinese network of Earth
observation stations. This equipment will be located in three satellite
data reception stations operated by the CSRMC.

“The contract signed with Integrated Systems strengthens Alcatel
Alenia Space‘s position in the growing Chinese market,” says Alain Van
Doninck, Managing Director of Alcatel Alenia Space in Antwerp, Belgium.
“Our experience and drive for innovation, supported by funds of the
Belgian Federal Science Office and under the technical supervision of
the European Space Agency made possible the development of this
solution. Our system ranks amongst the world‘s most powerful and
flexible solutions for earth observation data acquisition.”
“We are convinced that this
state-of-the-art solution will contribute to the success of our
business”, said Charles Sun, Managing Director of Integrated Systems
Ltd.” Covering the future needs in the Earth observation satellite data
acquisition domain, the Alcatel Alenia Space engineers demonstrated
their outstanding innovation skills, fully supporting our goals.”
Alcatel Alenia Space has developed over
the last 25 years a strong experience in satellite data acquisition
systems. The Alcatel 9910 OMNISAT is the core element of earth
observation ground stations. It handles data transmission rates up to
500 Mbit/s in a wide range of modulation and decoding schemes. The
product meets all requirements of today‘s station operators facing the
increasing offer of Earth observation satellites and receiving the
highest data rates applicable in Remote Sensing satellites. The
multi-mission solution provided through the Alcatel 9910 OMNISAT allows
the ‘station operator’ to reduce drastically the cost of ownership,
applying a single reception chain for data acquisition of a wide range
of satellites.
About Alcatel Alenia Space
Alcatel Alenia Space is the European leader
in satellite systems, at the forefront of orbit infrastructures.
Created in July 2005, the company brings together the vast experience
and know-how of Alcatel Space and Alenia Spazio to form a new leading
force in European space technology. Alcatel Alenia Space represents a
worldwide standard for space development that impacts everybody‘s
future: from navigation to telecommunications, from meteorology to
environmental monitoring, from defence to science and observation. An
affiliate of Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) (67%) and
Finmeccanica (Milan:SIFI.MI, FNC.IM) (33%), Alcatel Alenia Space
generated an estimated turnover of 1.8 billion euros with around 7,200
people in 2004.
About Alcatel
Alcatel provides communications solutions
to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and
enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their
customers or employees. Alcatel brings its leading position in fixed
and mobile broadband networks; applications and services, to help its
partners and customers build a user-centric broadband world. With sales
of EURO 12.3 billion and 56,000 employees in 2004, Alcatel operates in
more than 130 countries.