Our Missions & Programmes
Taitus was founded in 2004 by its Managing Director, Felipe Martín-Crespo, a former ESA staff for more than 15 years.
We are a software development company specialized in advanced mission analysis, planning and simulation tools for space and space-driven applications, with particular focus on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing services to improve the safety of persons and goods.
Taitus applications are powered by in-house-built technology that makes extensive use of modern 3D computer graphics, integrated with advanced user interfaces. All Taitus projects use the in-house developed components, GanttX and SatX, which greatly reduces the development cycle times and provides an enormous library of complex and continually tested functionalities.
Taitus develops applications, specialized libraries and development kits for the aerospace industry, using the latest programming techniques of general-purpose computing on GPUs to achieve breakthrough visualization, modelling and simulation power, with exceptional improvement in execution speeds.
Our technology led us to focus on the remote sensing and Earth observation services and allowed us to reach a very good market penetration with proven technology used by space agencies and key organizations (e.g., NASA, ESA, Airbus) in 30 countries.
Our commercial activities are currently structured around:
- our SDK (GanttX and SatX),
- our web-based satellite planning feasibility service (SatX Online), and
- our multi-satellite swath planner SaVoir, a leader in the industry with over 200 licenses sold worldwide.
We also develop bespoke applications and provide client support services. It has been precisely our success upon SaVoir that has made us realize the strong business opportunity coming from facilitating our customers the development of this type of applications for their specific needs.
Our own experience developing SaVoir has made our current basic libraries and services ready to be seamlessly integrated in more complex and specific products and we are taking this opportunity also to further transform our company from a bespoken software development company to a software services-oriented company, which will strongly boost our revenues and maximize the return of our investment in space research and innovation actions.
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Felipe Martin Crespo - Managing Director
Taitus produces software products for space-related activities specializing in remote sensing applications. The software products are available in four different formats: Applications, Plugins, Libraries, Web services. We have highly-configurable and powerful applications which are extremely user-friendly due to a highly intuitive and user-oriented interface. With the plug-in architecture available in some of our applications, we are able to offer extensions and customisations by creating plug-ins. We also provide libraries and software development kits (SDKs) so that our clients can develop their own customised applications.
Taitus applications are powered by in-house-built technology that makes extensive use of modern 3D computer graphics, integrated with advanced user interfaces.
Taitus technology is based on careful optimization of data analysis according to its type, which determines if it will be best processed either by the CPU or the GPU. It is important to notice that the more multithreaded the data, the more advantageous GPU processing is over traditional CPU processing. All Taitus projects use the in-house built components, GanttX and SatX, which greatly reduces the development cycle times and provides an enormous library of complex and continually-tested functionalities.
The main product, SaVoir - Multisatellite Swath Planner, is a standard in the industry: it is a standalone application for fast planning of Earth observation Satellite sensing operations over selected Areas of Interest (AOI). By combining each satellite’s orbit, sensor field of view geometry and the shape and location of a user-defined AOI, it can determine the exact times when a satellite would be capable of observing the specified area. SaVoir’s functionalities can be expanded thanks to the addition of plugins, which can be customized according to the customer’s needs.
HERMES is a software development ecosystem (HERMES SDK plus applications, plugins and services) that allows building quickly and efficiently software systems for the space industry, providing competitive advantages in terms of performance and visualization. It is focused on providing our customers, satellite service providers and end-users of satellite data, specifically those in the segment of Earth Observation, the perfect tool to precisely plan and design the right scheduling, the right amount of data and the right providers to cost-effectively achieve their mission goals. HERMES aims to incorporate into the space and satellite industries the latest technological innovations available in the hardware and software industries, in particular the use of GPUs to process visualization, simulation and similar data commonly used in space application.