ESA confirms Thales Alenia Space to build European Gateway modules

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The ESA has signed a €296.5m contract with France’s Thales Alenia Space to start building the European element for the Lunar Gateway, the planned replacement for the International Space Station. The work will provide the new space exploration facility with communications and refuelling capabilities. Specifically, the European System Providing Refueling, Infrastructure and Telecommunications (ESPRIT), will …

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