This announcement from Thales Alenia Space was released on November 15, 2018. 

“NorthStar, with the technological, industrial and commercial support of the Space Alliance, will be able to offer both Space Situational Awareness and Earth Observation services by embarking on its satellite constellation Hyperspectral and Infrared Sensors observing Earth, and Optical sensors directed to near space”, jointly declared Luigi Pasquali, CEO of Telespazio, and Jean Loïc Galle, CEO of Thales Alenia Space. They added, “This investment in NorthStar is strategically in line with Space Alliance’s global offer and we are convinced this solution will bring benefit to our customers and their priority needs”.