Cannes Mandelieu Space Center
History and museums
The Cannes Mandelieu Space Center is an industrial plant dedicated to spacecraft manufacturing, located in both the towns of Cannes and Mandelieu in France. After a long history in aircraft manufacturer, starting in 1929, the center became more and more involved in the Aerospace activities after the Second World War, and satellites are now the plant's main produce.
After having been the Satellite Division of Aérospatiale, then Alcatel Space in 1998, then Alcatel Alenia Space in 2005, the center is now part, since April 10, 2007 of Thales Alenia Space and the headquarters of the company.