Operations and Intelligence

A sector undergoing industrial and digital change

Miniaturization, constellations of devices, omnipresence of data, emergence of new players, data sovereignty, lower costs, the space sector is undergoing industrial and digital change. This is a major challenge in view of the impact it is having on many current and future industries and human uses (earth observation, navigation, communication, etc.). In response to these changes, new critical systems must innervate space systems and space applications on the ground or onboard, for civil or military programs.


Among the Top 5 European players in space computing, CS GROUP is active in end-to-end mode, in all business lines and throughout the life cycle of systems: upstream studies, operations and intelligence in data enhancement, with one key word: innovation.

The trusted engineering, systems and information technologies partner for Space missions

For more than 40 years, CS GROUP has been successfully providing turnkey systems and engineering services for the space and applications markets. With a workforce of 480 engineers combining advanced and unique skills in both information technology and space data engineering, CS GROUP is a major and trusted long-term partner of space and defence agencies, satellite prime contractors and operators, and users of space data.

CS GROUP is committed to offering long-lasting and reliable space solutions that perfectly meet the needs of its customers. In order to combine cost control, innovation and a high level of quality, CS GROUP has defined a software architecture framework that establishes best practices and common tools for the creation, interpretation, analysis and use of the architectures of the systems it designs. This framework interactively welcomes state of the art components and algorithms (flight dynamics, mission programming and monitoring, simulation and image processing), therefore maximizing space systems performance, and reducing time to market and total cost of ownership.

CS GROUP & major European space programmes

CS GROUP is recognized for its expertise in real-time architectures for On-Board Software, the core of the space segment. Its technical and operational capacities are made available to the main space prime contractors, as well as leading equipment manufacturers.

CS GROUP has been participating to numerous space missions, to design, develop, integrate and operate control ground segment and flight operations systems and provides its customers with software building blocks for all systems of the control ground segment.

Thanks to its 40 years of experience in Space, CS GROUP has a deep knowledge of space vehicles missions, either scientific, earth observation, navigation and telecom missions.

Through its participation in programmes such as COPERNICUS, the European Commission’s framework programmes and various projects and developments of GNSS system applications, CS GROUP provides a wide range of systems and solutions for users.

From analyzing the current situation to implementing robust governance and enhancing the value of data, CS GROUP offers an innovative approach to Data Intelligence combining Data Engineering / Data Science services with powerful packaged tools, making us into a data-driven organization.

CS GROUP is currently the only French company that offers a complete range of enhanced security solutions and products, entirely designed and developed in France, for end-to-end protection of information systems and communication infrastructure.