Customer Story:

Thales Alenia Space

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Thales Alenia Space designs, operates and delivers satellite-based systems that help position and connect anyone or anything. The joint-venture company’s work helps to observe our planet, and helps optimize the use of our planet’s – and our solar system’s – resources. Thales Alenia Space believes in space as humankind’s new horizon, which will enable it to build a better, more sustainable life on Earth. A joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), Thales Alenia Space also teams up with Telespazio to form the parent companies’ “Space Alliance”, which offers a complete range of services and solutions. Combining 40 years of experience and a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, Thales Alenia Space architects design and deliver high technology solutions for telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, environmental management, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures.

Thales Alenia Space uses InfluxDB to ingest satellite data and process it live and afterwards (replay). This implies fast ingestion, real-time processing, huge amounts of data handling, necessity of an efficient querying language, machine learning for fault detection, and metrics follow-up for both in-flight devices and ground segments. The company leverages multiple functionalities of the InfluxData stack and are very happy with the performance of the product.

The company likes InfluxDB’s high ingest, smooth integration with other tools, open source platform, performance, query language and scalability. Thales Alenia Space is now exploring new ways to explore its stored time series data to add more value to solutions.

Collecting sensor data from satellites

Used to help telecommunications, navigation and scientific research

Better satellite performance

By collecting IoT data in real-time and processing it live

Improved fault detection

Through improving the accuracy of ML models and forecasting

Technologies Used

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