In the frame of a software licensing contract signed this summer, CNES mission design analysis and system engineering teams are now using ExoOPS – Mission Design advanced functionalities developed by Exotrail in its ExoOPS software suite. Available as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), ExoOPS – Mission Design relies on an orbital mechanics environment designed and developed by Exotrail software & space mechanics team based in Toulouse (France).
Through user-friendly interfaces, ExoOPS – Mission Design provides CNES teams, in addition to others existing tools, with a quick processing and easy-to-use software able to run complex mission design analysis such as multiple scenario constellation deployment, simulation and optimization of low-thrust maneuvers, propulsive system benchmarking analysis up to spacecraft sub-system performance analysis.
ExoOPS – Mission Design Connected to IDM-CIC, an orbital platform definition and design software tool used by CNES in phase A/0 project, ExoOPSTM – Mission Design allows users to run low-thrust analysis for spacecraft mission carrying electric propulsion system through smooth and easy data exchanges.
David Henri, Exotrail’s Chairman and CEO, said, “We thank CNES in becoming one of the key users of ExoOPS – Mission Design. We are delighted with the feedback we are getting from very experienced teams and which will fully benefit our product roadmap. Our main objective is to position ExoOPS software suite as a leading orbital mechanics tool into the market to support deployment of complex mission from the early design phase to on-orbit operations.”