Taitus Software Italia

Technology for Space applications

Taitus Software Italia Srl was founded in 2004 by its Director, Felipe Martin Crespo, a former ESA staff member of more than 15 years. Taitus Software Italia Srl is a software development company specializing in advanced mission analysis, planning and simulation tools for space applications, with particular focus on Earth Observation. Taitus is a key software supplier to ESA and other Space companies. Taitus applications are used operationally in many running missions like Cosmo-Skymed, Deimos-1, Radarsat, TerraSAR-X, Cryosat, SMOS, GOCE as well as entities like Copernicus and the International Charter of Space and Major Disasters.

Own Technology


Taitus applications are powered by in-house-built technology that makes extensive use of modern 3D computer graphics, integrated with advanced user interfaces. All Taitus projects use the in-house developed components, GanttX and SatX, which greatly reduces the development cycle times and provides an enormous library of complex and continually-tested functionalities.

Taitus core competencies include:


  • Turnkey software development for the space industry.
  • Space systems engineering, with particular focus on ground segment systems.
  • Development of reusable software components for rapid application development.
  • 3D graphics visualization software development.

Our European Project

EU flag horizon 2020


High Efficency Real-time Multithreading Engine for Space applications

HERMES focuses on providing our custoomers, satellite service providers and end-users of satellite date, specifically those of Earth Observattion, the perfect tool to precisely plan and design the right scheduling, the right amount of data and the right providers to cost-effectively achieve their mission goals.

With HERMES we plan to consolidate our technology model and later build it up with new functionalitis and techniques to meet the growing needs of the space and the satellite data services industry.

HERMES is a software development ecosystem (HERMES SDK) plus applications, plugins and services)that allows building quikly and efficently software systems for the space industry. It proposes a complete renewal of the core software used to manage data acquisition functions through innnovative methods of general purpose GPU processing, incorporating much of the latest innovaions in hardware and software, in particular as regards visualization and processing with graphics hardware.

  • Mathematical and physical model successfully proven in-the-field on rigorous missions (e.g. Sentinel program).
  • Our high quality Software Development Kit (SDK) lets our clients save more then 65% of development costs, thanks to high modularity and SDK license cost is 50% cheaper then those from our competitors with equivalent features.
  • Uncompromised embedded visualizations engine.

HERMES improves productivity and promotes technological advances of the space industry in several ways:

Time Saving

With HERMES exceptional boost in processing speed (10x-100x upgrade), satellite data acquisistion planning and processing is strongly optimized.


Development cost reduction

As we plan to license our software as a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) production, inhouse software data users will be reduced, and our core software will become a solid software module upon which our customers can reliably build their specific solutions.


Dissemination of pioneering technology

A profound knowledge of the mathematical and physical models of the devices and systems involved, is a rare combination of know-hows that will become a huge advantage for potential followers.


We want to push technological development of the space industry and its satellite segment, offering our more than a decade long know-how in GPU programming applied to its specific needs. We have already a solid presence in many agencies and companies with other products, and we expect to expand through our current distribution network and reputation.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 783850

Our staff

Felipe Martín Crespo


Francesco Macrì


Matteo Mascia


Stephen Wu


Sandro Di Romualdo


Silvia Servetti


Tiziana Di Domenico


Javier Martos Donat


Alessandro Papaleo


Fernando Risi