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Aeronautics & Space

Enhance the performances
of your flight simulation solutions,
IFE apps and orthorectification processes

PlanetObserver satellite imagery and elevation data meet the high standards of the space and aeronautics industry, well-known for its high technology level.

Application fields for satellite imagery and elevation data are varied and range from visualization and simulation solutions for the civil and military aeronautics industry, to orthorectification processes of satellite imagery carried out by satellite operators and data users. They also include moving map solutions as part of Inflight Entertainment (IFE) systems on board of aircrafts.

Application fields

  • Visualization & simulation
  • Satellite imagery orthorectification
  • In-flight Entertainment (IFE) solutions
Visualization & simulation

Visualization & simulation

PlanetObserver satellite imagery and elevation data are perfect to generate attractive base maps required for creating and visualizing global geographical environments. Both PlanetSAT satellite imagery and PlanetDEM elevation data constitute great 2D and 3D environments particularly adapted to:

  • Mission planning systems for the aeronautics industry (Airbus Helicopters, etc.);
  • Simulation solutions for spatial, aerial, land and intelligence system performance analysis. Our partners:
AgeniumSTK software suite developed by AGI
CS Diginext
CS DiginextVirtualGeo Solution

Case study: Airbus Helicopters


Satellite imagery orthorectification

Already widely used by major players of the space industry, PlanetDEM elevation data constitute the perfect data source for satellite imagery orthorectification processes [*]. PlanetDEM 30 Plus  global elevation product meets satellite operators’ standards in terms of data accuracy and reliability. PlanetObserver elevation data offer a truly unmatched quality level compared to other elevation products, such as SRTM and ASTER GDEM datasets.

PlanetDEM elevation range is currently used by RapidEye, the German satellite operator part of the BlackBridge group, and by the French Space Agency (CNES) and the ESTEC division of the European Space Agency (ESA).

[* Orthorectification = process of geometrically correcting satellite imagery by using digital elevation data]

Case study: CNES and ESA-ESTEC

In-flight Entertainment (IFE)

In-flight Entertainment (IFE)

In-flight Entertainment (IFE) systems are widely spread in all commercial aircrafts thanks to major advances in industrial electronics. Embedded in IFE solutions, moving-map systems are real-time flight information broadcasted on the passenger’s personal screen. The system gives the position and direction of the plane displayed on a map, together with other information, such as airspeed and flight time.

Offering striking natural colours close to Earth’s true colours, PlanetSAT satellite imagery products constitute unique high quality base maps for all moving map solutions in IFE systems.

Case study: Vision Systems

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