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Philae is waking up… the exploration of Chury about to resume ?


After 7 months of waiting, Rosetta has just captured signs of life Philae robot. It seems that the robot is out of hibernation for several days now and is ready to get back to work. Rosetta will have to change now its trajectory to optimize its radio link with Philae, without compromising its own scientific activities and safety.

Regarding the relevance and quality of the work conducted by Magellium for CNES last year on image processing and analysis of CIVA and ROLIS instruments, Magellium will be again on board to help scientists to control Philae and to characterize Chury environment.

Magellium is proud to contribute to this human, scientific and technical adventure.

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Magellium honored for his collaboration with CNES

The policy of development of the intellectual property of CNES (National Space French Agency) meets the demand of his guardianship to increase the economic impact of the French public research.

To this end, CNES has put in place a process of identification of industrials having particularly valued the results of the preparation of the future CNES and retained Magellium at the Honour Roll 2013 (10 winners) who were able to develop the results of their work with CNES and/or CNES intellectual property transfer with economic benefits (sales, jobs…).

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Final demonstration of DERIC project (RAPID DGA) – 5 & 6 March 2015 at Camp de Souge (33- France)

Drone Delair-tech


Delair-Tech and his partners Airbus and Magellium organize the final demonstration of the DERIC project (RAPID DGA) on the 5 & 6 March 2015 at the military training camp “camp de Souge” (33-France) under the aegis of the DGA.

Several flights of DT-26 and DT-18 long distance civil drones of Delair-Tech will be held during those two days to demonstrate advanced technical solutions developed within the framework of this project:

  • Overview of DT- 26 and DT- 18 systems,
  • Vision-based navigation “incremental localization” mode (development Magellium),
  • Vision-based navigation mode “absolute location + incremental” (development Magellium),
  • Remote Sensing (optronics pod for automatic vehicles or people detection (IR and movement) with real-time image transmission of “alarms” on the ground (Magellium co- development),
  • Real-time air-ground communication with 3G and Iridium.
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Reprocessing of LANDSAT archives


In the framework of the reprocessing of MSS (Multispectral Scanner), TM (Thematic Mapper), ETM+ (Enhanced Thematic Mapper+) LANDSAT archives and with the approval of ESA, Magellium is putting online a database of “level 0” product qualification that makes it possible to anticipate “level 1” product quality with a fine level of characterization. The approach has been acknowledged recently by the USGS.

The database is accessible at The report search is possible from the archive name or from the user product (WRS scene, observation date…). The database is complete and contains all QC reports of LANDSAT products distributed by ESA (except LANDSAT8).

This work has been realized in the framework of LTDP programs (Long Term Data Preservation) of ESA (