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Telemetry Processing Centre


Customer: Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

Programme: ARIANE

Supply Chain: CNES > CS Group PDA


Main Picture

CS Group responsabilities are as follows:

  • Design, Development, Integration, hardware migration, Maintenance, Operation support
  • Launchers telemetry deep expertise

The features are as follows:

  • LETNA (ARIANESPACE’s Digital Telemetry Operating Software), in CNES Toulouse: Telemetry processing including autonomous TMs.
  • CVD (Delayed Visual Control), in Guiana Space Center: reactive availability of visual analysis reports.
  • SEA (Ariane Operating System): decision making software for manufacturers experts on the conformity of their subsystems.

Project implementation

The project objectives are as follows:

  • Telemetry processing for ARIANE5, VEGA and SOYOUZ launchers
  • Systematic use of the center for each launch for the benefit of the ARIANESPACE customer

The processes for carrying out the project are:

  • V-Cycle

Technical characteristics

The solution key points are as follows:

  • Local application

Archi Picture

The main technologies used in this project are:

Domain Technology(ies)
Hardware environment(s) PC
Operating System(s) Linux Redhat 5.3 secured
Programming language(s) C, C++,PRO*C FORTRAN, WAVE
Interoperability (protocols, format, APIs) Kerberos LDAP
Production software (IDE, DEVOPS etc.) Mercurial, Eclipse, TRAC
Main COTS library(ies) Oracle Database, CNES Ogres, CNES PrestoPlot, CNES STAF, CNES SEM, Nagios