CNES is a major player in the European space sector and plays a decisive role in developing space activities and placing France and Europe (via its major contribution to the European Space Agency) amongst the leading world space powers.
Together with Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space has formed the Space Alliance, which offers a complete range of solutions including services. Thanks to its unique expertise in the field of dual missions, constellations, flexible payloads, altimetry, meteorology and high-resolution optical and radar imagery, Thales Alenia Space is the natural industrial partner for helping the major powers to develop their space plans. Thales Alenia Space achieved turnover of more than €2 billion in 2014 and employs 7500 people in 8 countries.
It operates in the fields of space infrastructures, applications and services. Its activities and products meet the needs of both institutional clients and commercial customers, in particular for export, and cover the entire value chain for space activities, mostly with industrial partners who may be local (from the Midi-Pyrénées region), French, European or from other parts of the world. As such, Space Management and Law (considered from every point of view) are areas of major interest for Airbus Defence and Space.
Its mission: Train high-level decision makers from all walks of life and regardless of where they will ultimately play a management role; contribute to furthering knowledge in the major management disciplines through the TBS Research Center. Toulouse Business School is one of the few schools with the triple international accreditation EQUIS/AMBA/AACSB. The school has a truly international profile, and has signed more than 150 exchange agreements with universities on every continent. There are nearly 80 different nationalities represented on the various campuses.
It brings together teams of high-level researchers and many internationally-renowned individuals, including the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics (Prof. Jean Tirole). It has a Chair of the Digital Economy and a Laboratory of Excellence (Institute of Advanced Studies of Toulouse), which harnesses many skills in the social sciences, in emulation of Princeton University. The University’s Institute of Space Law, Territories and Communications (IDET-COM) brings together know-how and a range of expertise in the law concerning space, communications and space applications.