October 16, 2001

Open CASCADE selected by Alcatel Space

Author: JT Smith

Open CASCADE will be responsible for creating the new version of CIGAL (i.e., CIGAL 2), an application developed in-house at Alcatel Space for visualizing the results of thermal calculations and for constructing radiative models. The first phase of the project represents around 300 developer days of work.
The selection of Open CASCADE by this major aerospace company, world leader in orders for geostationary communications satellites (27% of the market in 2000), demonstrates the growing confidence of industrial companies in the advanced capabilities and reliability of this open-source software development platform. (Open CASCADE is available for downloading free of charge at http://www.opencascade.com/getoc/.)
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