Our history

Antwerp Space, more than 50 years of experience in Space Systems.


  • Antwerp Space has been active in space technology since 1962.

  • Originally a division of Bell Telephone Manufacturing Company, later known as Alcatel Bell, it became an autonomous subsidiary of the Alcatel Space group in 1998. At that time, the company still included defence related activities and was called "Alcatel Bell Space and Defence".

  • Only a year later, in 1999, the defence related activities were sold and the company became "Alcatel Bell Space".

  • With the alliance between Alcatel Space and Finmeccanica, the company became part of Alcatel Alenia Space in 2005 and was renamed to "Alcatel Alenia Space Antwerp".

  • In2007, Thales acquired the overall space related activities from Alcatel. As a consequence, the company got the name "Thales Alenia Space Antwerp".

  • Following a strategic review, Thales Alenia Space sold the company's shares to OHB AG in July 2010, after which its name has been changed to "Antwerp Space".

  • Today,Antwerp Space is afast growing companyfocusing on thedelivery of satellite communication, navigation and radar subsystems/equipment as well as customized products for scientific, exploration and telecommunication missions.