April 8th, 2010
SciSys... It's All About Attitude Adjustment For CryoSat-2
The SciSys on-board software will be responsible for monitoring the orbit and controlling the attitude of CryoSat-2 as well as handling all of its communications with the ground segment. SciSys has been involved throughout all the stages of the CryoSat-2 development, from enhancing and refining the original CryoSat software (the first mission was lost owing to a launch failure in October 2005), through integration, verification and validation of the software up to system level with the spacecraft. Along with the successful involvement in the CryoSat-2 program, SciSys is currently engaged in all of ESA’s on-going Earth Explorer Missions, developing software systems for ADM-Aeolus for atmospheric dynamics (2011), Swarm to survey the evolution of the magnetic field (2011) and EarthCARE to investigate the Earth's radiative balance (2013).