30 Years Experience in the Space Business

SatView™

Microsoft® Windows® 10 based TM/TC System

SpaceMissions™

Sophisticated 3D Solar System & Space Missions Simulator

Asteroids™

3D Solar System Simulator & Asteroids Tracker
C, C++, C#, JavaScript, JScript, SQL and others
DirectX® & OpenGL®

About Binary Space

Binary Space is developing state-of-the-art Satellite Telemetry Monitoring & Commanding Systems (TM/TC) for over 25 years now. Combining the latest available industrial developments and up-to-date hardware and software technologies has resulted in our current product SatView™.
It is built upon standard hardware and software in order to reduce cost, complexity and is sold as a turn-key system with standard ground-station interfaces. Due to its extended set of automation services, it can also be used to control spacecraft autonomously; operators can be notified by phone calls or mails of any occurring anomalies. Reporting services allow the independent generation of documents by implementing the automation concept (e.g. by automating Microsoft® Office®).
In recent years, we have extended our expertise to 3D space visualizations, a perfect complement to SatView™.
We are known as a very reliable and competent partner.

In 1987, Mr. A. Wenz, the founder and owner of Binary Space, was working as a trainee in the Operations Department (OD) of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Darmstadt (ESOC). During that time he developed, alongside space operations experts, a simple PC-based satellite telemetry monitoring system. Initially it was used to demonstrate the capabilities of the PCs then available and soon became a backup tool for ESA’s prime satellite control system known as the Multiple Satellite Support System (MSSS) and consequently was named Backup Satellite Support System (BSSS). The first satellites supported by BSSS were MARECS-A, MARECS-B, followed shortly thereafter by OTS. In 1988, Eutelsat, a European telecommunication satellite operations company located in Paris, purchased BSSS in order to be able to monitor the telemetry data from its ECS-1, ECS-2, ECS-4, ECS-5 satellites. The ESA ground station at Redu (Belgium) also used BSSS for this purpose. Another customer, British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), purchased additional systems to support its two telecommunications satellites starting from 1991.
The loss of the OLYMPUS satellite two years later proved to be an excellent opportunity for BSSS to demonstrate its capabilities: As the only telemetry monitoring system capable of both monitoring and processing incomplete telemetry frames, BSSS was the key system for the success of the subsequent recovery campaign. At that time, companies such as British Aerospace (BAe) and Telespazio (TPZ) purchased additional systems in order to support the efforts to get OLYMPUS back in operation. The European Space and Technology Centre (ESTEC) also became involved through the purchase of several BSSS during that time.
The experiences gained with earlier satellites led to the decision to use BSSS to support the In-Orbit Testing (IOT) of ITALSAT, launched in 1996. It also initiated the partial funding of the development of the next generation of satellite support system known as SatView™, which was initially used in 2001 to aid and accelerate the IOT of ARTEMIS as well as to support all ongoing operations.
As the number of customers for ARTEMIS was growing the following years, new companies like EADS Astrium (now Airbus) or the ESA Optical Ground Station (OGS) in Tenerife were purchasing SatView™, mainly for monitoring the optical payload for the Liaison Optique Laser Aéroportée (LOLA) project and the Intersatellite Link Experiment (OPALE).
SatView™ remained in use to support the mission operations of ARTEMIS until the handover of the spacecraft to avanti by the end of 2014.

October 14, 2019
This video shows additional NASA space missions that are now supported in 3D by the SpaceMissions™ application: MMS, ICESat-2, CloudSat, CYGNSS, GRACE-FO, LRO, Kepler, Spitzer, TESS, Parker Solar Probe, New Horizons.
October 25, 2019
This video shows additional NASA space missions that are now supported in 3D by the SpaceMissions™ application: MarCO-A, -B, ICON, Jason-3, RBSP-A, -B, RainCube, SMAP.
November 2, 2019
The OSIRIS-REx is a NASA asteroid study and sample-return mission. The mission's main goal is to obtain a sample of at least 60 grams from 101955 Bennu, a carbonaceous near-Earth asteroid, and return the sample to Earth for a detailed analysis.
This video shows a first impression on how the animations will look like within the SpaceMissions™ application.

SatView™

Satellite Telemetry Monitoring & Commanding System

SatView™ is a product developed by Binary Space and designed to provide a complete set of telemetry monitoring & commanding services necessary to control satellites. It is built upon standard hardware and software in order to reduce cost and complexity and is sold as a turn-key system with customizable ground-station interfaces:
Standard Hardware and Software
Latest Technology
Little Maintenance
Flexible Software Architecture
Easy Migration to new Satellites
Full Lifecycle Coverage
Low Cost
Complete TM/TC Functionality
Sophisticated 3D Visualization
Automatic Report Generation Capabilities
Sophisticated Notifications (e.g. E-Mails, Phone Calls, FTP)
Remote Access Interfaces
Relational DBMS
Security Profiles
Read the related brochure for more details.
The source code of SatView™ is publicly available on GitHub® for evaluation (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License).

SpaceMissions™

3D Solar System & Space Missions Simulator

SpaceMissions™ is a 3D Solar System & Space Missions Simulator supporting most Earth-centric spacecraft as well as some selected interplanetary missions (like MSL, InSight, Rosetta, OSIRIS-REx and more): 'Travel through our Solar System, visit planets, comets, asteroids and watch critical maneuvers of interstellar probes at any time from any desired perspective.'
Requirements: Microsoft® Windows® 10 (10.0.14393 or later).
The application can be obtained for free from the Microsoft® Store or our download section.

Asteroids™

3D Solar System Simulator & Asteroids Tracker

Asteroids™ is a 3D Solar System Simulator & Asteroids Tracker featuring the complete Solar System and the most famous asteroids in 3D. It tracks all known asteroids in real-time and can issue reports on the current asteroid impact situation: 'Since it formed over 4.5 billion years ago, Earth has been hit many times by asteroids and comets whose orbits bring them into the inner Solar System. These objects, collectively known as Near Earth Objects or NEOs, still pose a danger to Earth today. Depending on the size of the impacting object, such a collision can cause massive damage on local to global scales. The Asteroids™ application gives you the means to monitor the asteroids closest to Earth or any other planet of our Solar System. To achieve that, it calculates the orbits of more than 850,000 known asteroids (data obtained from the LOWELL Observatory). Some selected asteroids (e.g. Ceres, Bennu etc.) are even available as 3D models. Besides that, Asteroids™ is a perfect educational tool to learn more about our Solar System.'
Requirements: Microsoft® Windows® 10 (10.0.14393 or later).
The application can be obtained for free from the Microsoft® Store or our download section.
Binary Space has long-term experience in developing state-of-the-art telemetry & telecommand related systems for the space industry which resulted in a broad and profound knowledge of many technologies.
The following services are available:
Application Development
Microsoft® Windows® Platform
Data Processing
Microsoft® Visual Studio®
3D Visualizations
UWP, Win32, MFC, ATL, .Net, Windows® Forms
Simulations
C, C++, C#, JavaScript, JScript, SQL and more
Multithreading, Asynchronous Programming
Consultancy Services
SatView™ Customization
Technology Questions
Debugging Support
Contact us at info@binary-space.com for more information.
Windows® 10 (only)
Minimum System Requirements:
Microsoft® Windows® 10 (Version 10.0.14393.0)
DirectX® 10
CPU: 2 GHz
Memory: 8 GB
Video: 1366x768 / 1 GB
Internet: 5 Mbps
Minimum System Requirements:
Microsoft® Windows® 7
OpenGL® 3
CPU: 2 GHz
Memory: 4 GB
Video: 1366x768 / 1 GB
Internet: 5 Mbps
The SpaceTraveller™ is a classic Desktop application almost identical to the upper one but installs on Microsoft® Windows® 7 (or later). It uses OpenGL® instead of DirectX® as the rendering sub-system.
Windows® 10 (only)
Windows® 7 (or later)
Windows® 10 (only)
Minimum System Requirements:
Microsoft® Windows® 10 (Version 10.0.14393.0)
DirectX® 11 (Feature Level 10.1)
CPU: 2 GHz
Memory: 4 GB
Video: 1366x768 / 1 GB
Internet: 5 Mbps
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