Critical Software to aid Sentinel satellite development

Critical Software, a provider of technologies for mission-critical information systems, will be a chief software supplier for the development of the Sentinel satellites, a cornerstone of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security Space (GMES) component that is currently being developed under supervision by the European Space Agency.

The company will be responsible for the independent software validation and verification of several components of Sentinel-1, and for the design, development and integration of the central software for Sentinel-2. 

Critical Software has also begun the design phase of the on-board software for Sentinel-3.