Airbus Defence and Space is co-prime contractor with Thales Alenia Space for TIBA-1. Secure communications performs multiple tasks in the projects including design, monitoring and coordination of the infrastructure for the ground segment along with an overall system-level engineering, testing specification, qualification and support.
On the 16th of October 2019, the TIBA-1 satellite left Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse.
Ariane 5 was successfully launched on the 26th of November at Kourou, with two satellites on board, including TIBA-1. It was the 4th launch of Ariane 5 in 2019, and the 250th launch of an Ariane.