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New advanced uses of Space

Automatically merge and transform the variety of spatial data with each other and with data from other sectors to meet new needs based on high added value information.

The use of information provided by earth observation systems in integrated environments is playing an increasingly important role in several areas of this activity. Complemented by other converging technologies, such as GNSS-based positioning and communication, this information provides a wide range of systems and services to user communities in sectors as diverse as transport, security, agriculture, environment, defence, traffic, urban planning, infrastructure development, tourism, etc.

A wide range of systems and solutions for users

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.


CS GROUP responds to the increasingly massive needs for data exploitation (satellite & other) by providing appropriate computing environments and digital tools and by being able to offer a variety of Big Data frameworks (and/or on-demand applications) adapted to the needs without having to manage the allocation of the necessary computing resources.

CS GROUP uses the most advanced algorithms (in particular the state of the art of artificial intelligence) for the extraction of information. Using its Big Data capabilities on powerful federated infrastructures, CS GROUP’s systems enable learning phases to be carried out efficiently, in order to build high-performance neural networks that serve as decision support for many domains.

The human-machine interaction implemented by CS GROUP uses the best user experience techniques (UX) so that each user can navigate and make the right decisions in a very natural way.

Precise Navigation using Space data

Navigation / GNSS is an important theme within CS GROUP’s Space activities. For several  years now, an increasing team  has been dedicated to these activities in order to promote and develop them.

With a pool of 25 engineers, Space CS GROUP  teams are now involved in these activities:

With Research Instututions, such as CNES, for which we have been developing, maintaining and operating the PPP Wizard (Precise Point Positioning With Integer and Zero-difference Ambiguity Resolution Demonstrator) for the past ten years;

With major manufacturers, such as Airbus Defence & Space, for which we are developing the PCF (Prediction Chain Facility) and MCIF (Monitoring & Control Interface Facility) subsystems of the future version of EGNOS:

  • the PCF is in charge of calculating satellite and ionospheric corrections, error predictions, formatting and scheduling EGNOS messages and generating quality of service parameters,
  • the MCIF allows  the supervision, command, archiving and synchronization of the EGNOS software core, the CPF (Central Processing Facility).

Navigation activities are also geared towards the general public, with the coupling of these thematic skills with Android development skills.

Thus, the Space teams have been able to develop for the CNES the PPP WizLite application, a port of the PPP Wizard demonstrator, promoted by Google as one of the most powerful mobile applications for precise positioning.

On its behalf, CS GROUP also developed the GALILEONAUT application, combining precise positioning, guidance and augmented reality, for yachtsmen who want a unique tool to accompany them in their maneuvers upon arrival in a port as well as at the quayside.