GCOD allows users to design and optimize a walker constellation or a formation flying mission. Access to a specific area or to specific ground station(s) will be maximized, minimizing the number of required satellites.
Thanks to the reduction of launch costs, the amount of satellites in orbit is overgrowing. New companies arise and develop new ways of using space assets. This is mostly due to the design of cheaper rocket launchers and satellites mass production. Therefore, the budget required for a launch is decreasing, allowing the space industries to invest more in the satellite itself. It’s not a case if a lot of companies are deploying different kinds of mega-constellations. Moreover, the space asset’s opening to private companies leads to the implementation of less expensive projects, if compared to the previous national space projects. Looking at this scenario, GMSPAZIO provides a tool dedicated to the design and optimization of satellite constellations.