Space exploration technology

Extrasolar planet, star cluster and nebula

Accelerating innovation in space exploration

Digitalising processes for safe, efficient and cost-effective space travel.

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As space travel shifts towards a commercial future, new entrants to the sector are driving innovative technology and strategies. Hexagon’s space exploration solutions and technologies have assisted space exploration since NASA’s early moon landings and will continue to drive innovation across government institutes and private enterprise by putting data to work, taking us further into space while respecting our home planet.

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  • Overview
  • Autonomous mobility
  • Defence
  • Manufacturing
Overview
Autonomous mobility
With limited abilities for human involvement, space is the greatest new frontier for autonomous mobility. Hexagon's technologies turn massive data streams into smart, digital realities that allow us to navigate space safely and more efficiently.

Deployment solutions

Deploying autonomous solutions that enable customers to quickly scale from prototype R&D and testing phases to full production in a variety of emerging and fast-paced market segments.

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Defence
As defence programs expand beyond the boundaries of planet Earth, precise positioning is essential for ensuring operational awareness and quick response. Hexagon’s technologies keep operators informed and ensure swift decision-making in out-of-this-world situations.

C4ISR solutions

Deploy high-performance visualisation and analysis applications for C4ISR across air, land, sea and joint battlefield operations and command centre strategies.

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Manufacturing
Barriers are falling away from the final frontier, but many old challenges remain. Reducing cost and weight while maximising fuel efficiency are ever-present needs. Hexagon’s space exploration technology has been a leading resource for decades, aiding the design and manufacture of generations of spacecraft.

Design and engineering phase

With Hexagon’s innovations in manufacturing technology, users can digitally simulate and optimise product design and engineering to ensure component manufacturability, production productivity and output quality.

Production phase

Maintain a digital thread through production, optimise machine tools, measure environmental variances and prevent downtime with predictive data analyses.

Inspection phase

Automate and digitalise quality measurement with our world-leading metrology hardware and software, creating a bridge between the real and digital worlds.

Digital transformation

Deploy Hexagon’s sensor software systems to transform siloed and disconnected processes into an integrated, data-driven manufacturing ecosystem that captures and creates value across the product lifecycle, enabling new business models and automating workflows to become increasingly autonomous, efficient and sustainable.

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