CGI in Earth Observation

Providing secure mission-critical solutions

We deliver secure, mission-critical space systems including data processing and exploitation, satellite communications, robotics, command and control, on-board software, modeling and simulations, ground segment engineering, navigation and situational awareness.

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billion people have benefitted from CGI systems producing weather information and data
satellite missions supported by CGI software
2 million
lines of code and 100 products integrated for one project

CGI supports space clients across Europe, Australia, Asia and North America. Our first space project was in 1974 and we have continued to grow our presence in the space sector. We work to increase the value of our clients’ space investments while combatting ever-growing security threats to space assets and information.

We are a European leader in military satellite communications ground segment systems. We provide network, service and business management systems to leading satellite operators. We have worked at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) for 30+ years. We perform EO work for European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the European Space Agency (ESA). We also support the ESA’s climate change initiative.

View of earth geography from space

Earth observation

  • Manage the maintenance and evolution of ESRIN’s earth observation ground systems
  • Our eSurge helped to predict the ferocity of UK coastal flooding.
  • Our EO4SD Lab supports global, sustainable development activities using cloud-based platforms

Satellite operations

  • Delivered the Galileo satellite constellation control facility that will control all of Galileo's 30 satellites
  • We have been developing the testing and configuration test bed for the second generation of the European Space Agency’s Galileo system
  • CGI worked with ESA’s European Space Astronomy Centre to define a common software engineering environment

Satellite communications

  • Will support commercial flight trials of the Iris air traffic modernization program
  • Support OneWeb to make Internet access available and affordable for all
  • Bring together fixed-network and satellite planning for 5G rollouts
  • Can help the defense industry benefit from commercial solutions with tools like Skynet 5

Space cybersecurity

  • In Estonia, are part of a consortium that signed a cybersecurity contract with the European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Designed and delivered the security solution for Europe’s future space-enabled Air Traffic Control Network
  • Delivered the Galileo Security Facility & Crypto Key Management Facilities


Space applications and services

  • We deliver weather satellite images and data to over 3 billion people. Our space apps and services help improve:

    • Virtual tolling and rail crossing safety
    • Oil spills and leaks
    • Wildfire mapping
    • Emerging service communications
    • High-value crop growing

Satellite navigation

  • Largest independent supplier of security systems for Europe's Galileo satnav program
  • Help ensure navigation systems are secure, reliable and fit for purpose