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EDISOFT has been involved in the development of European Satellite Navigation and Communication Systems, such as European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), European Global Navigation System GALILEO and European Data Relay System (ERDS).

The know-how acquired in these activities has put EDISOFT in a position to deliver satellite navigation and communication solutions applied to several domains, such as Aeronautics, Mobility, Transportation and Earth Observation.

EDISOFT TELEPORT in Santa Maria Island in Azores, a valuable infrastructure in a geostrategic position serving space missions through a range of ground segment services supported by specialized engineering team.

Services

ESA tracking Station

The station is part of the European Space Agency ESTRACK and Arianespace network and is used to monitor launching vehicles such as Ariane 5 and the new generation of small launchers, Vega and Soyuz.

Missions already performed by the station:

5 ATV Missions - Automated Transfer Vehicle developed by ESA for space cargo transport in 2008–2014.

10 GALILEO Missions - Galileo is Europe’s own satellite navigation system, providing an array of positioning, navigation and timing services to Europe and the world.

Earth Observation Station

The station receives data from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites, namely RADARSAT and SENTINEL.

This data supports several operational and pre-operational services, namely CleanSeaNet (daily operations to supply EMSA with near-real time data on maritime pollution service).

- Usable day & night in all weather conditions (looks through clouds, smoke and fog)
- Use of algorithms & expert analysis to generate added value products
- Processing of large amounts of data ensuring timeliness of data delivery (Near Real Time)
- Big data analytics in the field of geo-intelligence & maritime security OPSA tool

Galileo Sensor Station (GSS)

The station receives the Signal in Space (SiS) sent by the Galileo constellation satellites.

The Santa Maria Galileo Sensor Station site work to perform ranging measurements while holding a Galileo satellite in common view, seeking to identify any orbital drift that might reduce satnav accuracy.

Galileo’s ground segment also includes a number of larger Uplink Stations to transmit navigation messages, including any corrections for rebroadcast to users, as well as Telemetry, Tracking and Command Stations to oversee the satellite platform. A pair of control centres in Fucino, Italy, and Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, oversees the satellites and their navigation services.