Argos is a global satellite-based location and data collection system that incorporates the latest innovations in space technology.
The Argos System:
Global, Reliable, Efficient and Affordable Satellite Connectivity
Argos is an enhanced system that provides easy and universal access to satellite data for a variety of smart environment applications.
Argos gives scientists a tool to enhance their understanding of our environment and helps industries and administrations comply with environmental protection regulations by offering data services for a broad spectrum of applications.
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Oceanography, Meteorology, Hydrology & Glaciology
CLS, provider of Argos services for scientific and environmental applications since 1986
CLS (Collecte Localisation satellite) develops state-of-the-art processing tools and services for distributing high value-added data to Argos users.
In addition, CLS renowned user services are available around the world, to serve Argos users in their language and their time zone. CLS is available to help Argos users from before they open their program and on a day-to-day basis once their program is operational.
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Argos Today & Tomorrow
Created by CLS and the CNES, Kinéis, as the new operator of the Argos system, benefits from 40 years of experience that provides easy and global access to satellite data.
As historical operator of the system, CLS works in close collaboration with Kinéis and remains a dedicated Value-Added Reseller (VAR) for a variety of applications dedicated to understanding and preserving the environment, biodiversity and life.
In 2024, Kinéis will launch 25 nanosatellites on 5 different orbits thereby upgrading the system and offering users unprecedented capabilities:
- Capacity to connect 2 million transmitters
- Optimized reception quality enabling trackers to be smaller and consume less energy
- 15-minute revisit time
- Two-way capabilities
Hardware such chipsets and low power transmitter modules means connecting devices to the Argos system is even easier.
How does Argos work?
Polar orbiting satellites collect data by picking up the signals from platforms integrating Argos-certifed transmitters.
These signals, or messages are stored onboard the satellites and transmitted to dedicated recieving stations.
The network pf ground stations forwards the messages to an operations center, where it is processed, stored and automatically delivered to users through a web interface, API or even directly via email.
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CLS teams experts in environmental monitoring from space are at your disposal to connect any of your projects.