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The Defence Innovation Agency (AID) signs contract with Exotrail to aid French Space Command (CDE)

Exotrail signed a contract with the Defence Innovation Agency (AID), an organisation which is part of the French Ministry of Defence. The contract is to provide the French Space Command (CDE) with a customised and enhanced version of ExoOPS™ - Mission Design, Exotrail’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product dedicated to simulation and mission analysis.

The customised product will be known as ExoOPS™ - Défense and will provide the capability to easily simulate and characterise complex satellite manoeuvres. It will combine the state-of-the-art software solution ExoOPS™ - Mission Design, with additional functionality and insight from Exotrail’s expertise in propulsion. This will allow CDE operators to have a more comprehensive understanding of the space environment in which they operate.

Although, CDE operators have already been onboarded onto ExoOPS™ - Défense, customisations to develop the product further will be performed over a two-year agile development cycle. Agile techniques will allow rapid, regular refinement and adaption of the product in line with CDE requirements.

Sébastien Duménil, Exotrail’s Chief Commercial Officer, commented on the new contract: “This is a great honour and privilege for Exotrail to have been selected by the Defence Innovation Agency and the French Space Command to support building space capability. Being able to combine our ExoOPS™ - Mission Design product with agile product development techniques is the perfect match and a truly innovative and disruptive way of delivering a solution for the French Ministry of Defence”.


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