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

(10 March 2021 - Exotrail) Thales Alenia Space has become 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.

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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.

About Exotrail

Exotrail is a France-based space company which designs, develops, and operates mobility solutions for an agile space. Our mission is to allow small satellites to move in space, so that we can optimize their deployment, increase their performances, and reduce space pollution. Thanks to this, a new world of telecommunication, earth observation and space exploration will arise. Our mobility solutions range from highly flexible high-thrust propulsion systems for small satellites (ExoMG), mission simulation and operations software (ExoOPS), and orbital transfer vehicles (SpaceVan). Exotrail has been incorporated in 2017 and has secured since then over 18M€ from prestigious Venture Capital funds and public grants. Our team consists of 40 people who are passionate about disrupting the space industry. We operate out of two locations: Toulouse and Massy (suburb of Paris) in France.

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