Thales Alenia Space, has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA), on behalf of the European Commission in the Horizon 2020 Satellite Navigation Program (HSNAV), to develop the Advanced Orbit Determination and Time Synchronization (ODTS) Algorithms Test Platform (A-OATP). This new contract will support the implementation and experimentation of the navigation algorithms that will be used for Galileo Second Generation.
This contract follows Thales Alenia Space’s selections from a few months ago for Galileo Second Generation constellation for which the company will provide 6 satellites and initiate the B2 phase regarding the development and implementation of its ground segment.
Using its legacy regarding navigation algorithms and an innovative approach, Thales Alenia Space will develop and test a new Advanced ODTS solution. These new orbitography algorithms enablej a significant improvement in positioning performance and real-time ope
With this new contract, Thales Alenia Space applies experience concerning orbitography algorithms as well as the knowledge of the Galileo system.