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Critical Software helps European Space Agency launch a new solar observation satellite
13 December 2019
Critical Software helps European Space Agency launch a new solar observation satellite
ECO Economia Online

The European Space Agency in collaboration with Critical Software will launch a new solar observation satellite into space in February. It will be the first observation satellite to get so close to the sun.

Critical Software, which has been active in the space sector since its inception, is about to mark a milestone in its path. It will launch into space next February, a new solar observation satellite, entitled "Solar Orbiter". The project was developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) with the collaboration of Portuguese Critical Software.

"We brought over 20 years of experience in the space industry to this project. Even though it is the first observation satellite to get so close to the sun, we are confident that ESA will be able to gather important information to better understand how this star works”, says Ricardo Armas, Critical Software's space manager.

The technology multinational has played a key role in the development of various software systems such as the central command and control system, requirements analysis, and assessment, the fault detection, isolation and recovery system, or the management software of thermal behavior.

Critical Software has been working with critical systems for the space industry since its founding in 1998 when the team closed a project with NASA. Since then, it has participated in more than 20 space missions.

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