Ingenio is an optical high-resolution imaging mission devoted to providing multispectral land optical images to different Spanish and European civil, institutional and government users in which Elecnor-Deimos has provided a significant contribution along the mission definition and implementation, focused on ground segment activities devoted to the exploitation of the on-board instrument data received in Earth.
Solar Orbiter is an ESA mission with strong NASA collaboration, aiming to study the Sun from 42 million km (about a quarter of the distance between the Sun and Earth). Deimos has been involved since the very beginning of the mission in mission analysis activities with trajectory calculation for low thrust and resonance orbits, providing fundamental engineering services to the Solar Orbiter prime contractor.
In the RETALT project European industry and research are joining forces to develop the key technologies of reusable upright-landing rockets to raise the TRL up to 5 for most of the technologies investigated. The responsibility of Elecnor Deimos is the Flight Dynamics and the development of a Guidance, Navigation and Control concept for the reference configurations.
The objective of DISCOVERER is the study of smaller, lighter and cheaper Earth Observation satellites, of higher resolution and operating in VLEO. Elecnor Deimos contributes in this project with the design and analysis of platform technology, and with the system requirements at the integration level.
Deimos 2 is the second Earth observation satellite mission developed by Elecnor Deimos. With an expected life-time of more than 7 years, Deimos-2 is an agile, high resolution satellite that became the only European fully-private satellite capable of providing sub-metric multispectral imagery.
Galileo is Europe’s own global navigation satellite system, providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. Elecnor Deimos is in charge of the development of three Galileo Ground Mission Segment Main Facilities as prime contractor, participating also in the space and user segments.
ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission is dedicated to making global observations of soil moisture over land and salinity over oceans. Elecnor Deimos has been linked to the project since 2003, defining the processing algorithms, managing the Ground Segment and the instrument monitoring tool.
Elecnor Deimos GNC technology flew the IXV from orbital conditions at 120km altitude down to a precise splashdown in the pacific. The IXV project focused in developing and flight-testing technologies and critical systems that are key for Europe’s future autonomous controlled reentry for return missions from low Earth orbit.