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Exotrail signs license with Thales Alenia Space for ExoOPS simulation and operation software

Thales Alenia Space, Joint Venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), becomes a customer of ExoOPS™ – Mission Design. Thales Alenia Space and Exotrail signed the contract in January. ExoOPS™ - Mission Design is Exotrail’s simulation and mission design environment commercialized as part of the ExoOPS™ software suite.

Accessible as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), ExoOPS™-Mission Design is a simulation environment built on Exotrail unique in-house flight dynamics and object-oriented core, ExoOPS™-Engine. On top of ExoOPS™-Engine, ExoOPS™-Mission Design aggregates simulation and design functional modules allowing to run quick scenarios for constellation design, generation, and optimization; parametric studies on mission performance for given satellite parameters or complete satellite simulation performances for a given mission.

Thanks to ExoOPS™-Mission Design Thales Alenia Space’s Navigation & IoT bid and advanced projects team will benefit from:

  • collaborative and cross-functional teamwork capabilities for simulation scenarios and result sharing.

  • powerful though user-friendly space mission simulation capabilities.

  • Interfacing capabilities to already existing external software through import/export functionalities for data exchange in multiple formats.

  • friendly and intuitive graphical user interfaces allowing a quick software onboarding.

On this occasion, David HENRI, Exotrail’s Chairman & CEO comments: « We are thrilled to welcome Thales Alenia Space onboard ExoOPS™-Mission Design. Convincing one of the worldwide satellite industry leaders is a true recognition of our product development strategy aiming to position ExoOPS™ as a leading orbital mechanics tool supporting deployment of complex mission from very early design phase to in-orbit operation.

After being commercialised in spring 2020, ExoOPS™ has seen a rising commercial success. Thales Alenia Space is the latest addition to the list of many customers that includes also CNES or Eutelsat.