Space

Delivering secure, reliable, innovative solutions into space

Software-based space systems have enabled many powerful benefits—from exploring the universe and monitoring our own planet's health, to assisting with disaster relief and better navigating our world. As the number of satellite applications continues to grow, so does the value they can deliver. Today's space organisations seek to increase the value of their space investments, while combatting ever-growing security threats to space assets and information.

CGI has a 40 year heritage of working with the space industry from the UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Finland, Estonia, Czech Republic and Italy. We deliver complex, mission critical space systems and are a recognised thought leader in space security and space applications. We are a European leader in military satellite communications ground segment and serve civilian space agencies such as the European Space Agency (ESA), as well as space and ground segment system companies

Through these long-standing client relationships, and our dedicated practice of space and satellite experts, we have earned a reputation for solving technically difficult software challenges with secure solutions, delivered on time and proven to work every time.

20 years ago we completed a feasibility study on the software challenges of the projected Rosetta mission, as it weaved around the solar system for over 10 years. It would be a huge distance from the earth, and the sun, and in communications silence for long periods. We have been working at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) for over thirty years and have 5 CGI members in the ESOC Rosetta flight control team who have helped to successfully guide Rosetta and Philae, its lander.

In addition to working on major European navigation, communication, science, exploration and earth observation programs, CGI shares innovative uses of space and satellite technology with commercial organisations to solve business challenges.

Experience and expertise

  • Our software has supported the missions of more than 200 satellites
  • We delivered the Galileo satellite constellation control facility that will control all of Galileo's 30 satellites – Europe's strategically important satellite navigation system
  • We delivered systems that produce weather satellite images and data for 3 Billion people across Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa
  • We are the largest independent supplier of security systems for Europe's Galileo satnav program