New sensor, mission concepts and applications for Global Monitoring, Environment and Security 

New sensor, mission concepts and applications for Earth's Global Monitoring, Environment and Security 

Our Space activities are handled by two dedicated Business Units: Space Engineering and Star2Earth.

 Our Space Engineering Business Unit provides technical solutions, products and services for governments, industry and downstream markets in key Space related areas.

Working closely with the European Space Agency and other Space actors, we study and develop new space sensors and mission concepts for environmental monitoring, including remote sensing applications of GPS and Galileo, as well as innovative radar concepts such as Wavemill.

In this area, we respond to our clients’ needs in an original, efficient and effective way thanks to the top-level quality of our researchers and accumulated experience of our company.

Through our Star2Earth Business Unit Starlab also offers services based on EarthObservation data. Water quality monitoring, determination of snow-cover, change detection, vegetation monitoring, and soil moisture mapping are examples of our capacities in Earth Observation applications.

Our research, which contributed significantly to several ESA technology programs, includes the development of new sensor, concepts and efficient algorithms to extract maximal information from data, identification of platform/deployment opportunities, as well as development of know-how on the best use of data products for scientific and operational applications.

The Space Engineering Business Unit has a strong expertise in radar altimetry, optical imaging, Synthetic Aperture Radar image processing and the use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) signals. Several members of the department have been working with international space organisation (ESA, DLR) before joining the company and some of them are pioneers in GNSS Reflections analysis.

Examples of our capacities include:

  • Feasibility studies and development of algorithms
  • Implementation of algorithms
  • Mission analysis
  • Development of instrument prototypes
  • Data processing
  • The implementation of operational services