Exotrail Signs Contract with Defence Innovation Agency for Delivery of Bespoke Simulation and Mission Analysis Software for French Space Command

Exotrail Press Release

TOULOUSE, France — Exotrail signed a contract with the Defence Innovation Agency (AID), an organisation which is part of the French Ministry of Defence. The contract is to provide the French Space Command (CDE) with a customised and enhanced version of ExoOPS™ – Mission Design, Exotrail’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product dedicated to simulation and mission analysis.

The customised product will be known as ExoOPS™ – Défense and will provide the capability to easily simulate and characterise complex satellite manoeuvres. It will combine the state-of-the-art software solution ExoOPS™ – Mission Design, with additional functionality and insight from Exotrail’s expertise in propulsion. This will allow CDE operators to have a more comprehensive understanding of the space environment which they operate in.

Although, CDE operators have already been onboarded onto ExoOPS™ – Défense, customisations to develop the product further will be performed over a two-year agile development cycle. Agile techniques will allow rapid, regular refinement and adaption of the product in line with CDE requirements.

Sébastien Duménil, Exotrail’s Chief Commercial Officer, commented on the new contract: “This is a great honour and privilege for Exotrail to have been selected by the Defence Innovation Agency and the French Space Command to support building space capability. Being able to combine our ExoOPS™ – Mission Design product with agile product development techniques is the perfect match and a truly innovative and disruptive way of delivering a solution for the French Ministry of Defence”.


Exotrail is an end-to-end space mobility operator. We design, develop and sell mobility solutions for an agile space. Our mission is to allow satellites to move in space, so that we can optimise their deployment, increase their service performances and reduce space pollution. Thanks to it, a new world of telecommunication, earth observation, space logistic and exploration will arise.

Exotrail’s product portfolio allows our customers:

  • to define accurately their mobility needs with our collaborative, intuitive mission and system design software ExoOPS™ – Mission Design
  • to solve this mobility need with our high-thrust, flexible propulsion systems ExoMG™ and our in-space transportation and logistics services with our SpaceVan™ vehicle
  • to operate the solution with our “flight dynamics-inside” constellation operation automation software ExoOPS™ – Operations.

Exotrail has been incorporated in 2017 and has secured over 20M€ since then from prestigious Venture Capital funds and public grants. We have customers across the globe on all our product lines – US, Europe and Asia. Our team is expanding quickly and consists, as of today, of +60 people who are passionate about disrupting the space industry. We operate out of two locations: Toulouse and Massy (suburb of Paris).