CS Group

Payload Data & Applications department

35 years of experience delivering high quality systems for Earth Observation & Science data processing and dissemination towards to NEWSPACE customers.
CS Group, a key European player in the field of satellite imagery and data processing, is positioned along the entire value chain, from sensors to applications. Through its Payload Data & Applications department, CS Group brings its expertise in remote sensing image processing, software development and, in particular, open source software. Payload Data & Applications department carries out the definition and development of entire systems, from image quality centers to value-added data production and exploitation centers.

Payload Data & Applications department responds to the increasingly massive needs for data exploitation (satellites & others) by providing appropriate IT environments and digital tools and being able to offer a variety of Big Data frameworks (and/or on-demand applications) adapted to needs without having to manage the allocation of the necessary IT resources.
Payload Data & Applications department is also involved in the development of web and GIS services for environmental applications.
Within the same department, Payload Data & Applications department brings together a multidisciplinary team of 120 engineers with different profiles - business, software, system - thus ensuring essential complementarity and enabling it to best meet the expectations of its customers, which are the CNES, the European Agency and the space industry.

Our main skills

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Image Processing

Main Skills Payload Data & Applications department has a staff of nearly 40 engineers and more than 27 years of experience in the field of image processing, and therefore has a very good grasp...
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Ground Segment

What is a PDGS? The Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) is responsible for exploitation of the instrument data. It operationally generates the user products and distributes processed Level-1C and L...
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Main Skills Payload Data & Applications department brings its expertise for design, development with Big Data and Cloud technologies. In order to meet the increasingly massive needs for data e...
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EO Services

CS GROUP is a specialist in services and applications that enhance the value of spatial data. This know-how is divided into two main areas: on-line services for the exploitation of spatial dat...

Our references

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All products and libraries developped by Payload Data & Applications department: Remote Sensing & Image Processing products, Geospatial products, Cloud products, Data Management products. R...
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key References

The key projects developped by Payload Data & Applications department. Read more…

Our open source and R&D DNA

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R&D at the heart of innovation

Image and signal processing, Radiometric expertise and atmospheric corrections, Modelling and simulation, Data georeferencing and positioning, Deep learning, Cloud computing, Big Data and calculation optimisation, Saas, Web services
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Open source initiative

Payload Data & Applications department manages Open Source software and supports its customers in this process. Payload Data & Applications department creates, develops, contributes to, publishes and audits Open Source software.