Trustworthy collaboration as the key to success

GAF provides integrated solutions and services for Earth observation data acquisition, processing, archiving and dissemination. We also specialise in the provision of on-site engineering and operations support and professional consulting services for the management and procurement of space and space-related projects. And our innovative development of downstream applications helps contribute to the exploitation of space assets.

We cooperate with key Earth observation stakeholders such as national and multinational space agencies, which offer access to predominantly low to high resolution satellite imagery, as well as commercial satellite operators and data providers for very high resolution satellite imagery.

For us, a trusting and long-lasting partnership based on reliable collaboration with our customers and suppliers is the key to sustainable success in the dynamic space market.

Dedicated services - upstream and downstream

We have collaborated with space agencies for more than two decades. Our services on the upstream side include:

  • the development and operation of customer-specific interfaces and procedures
  • the planning of EO data acquisitions
  • the acquisition, cataloguing, processing and archiving of satellite data
  • the development and processing of data products fulfilling client-specific requirements (e.g. top of atmosphere reflectance)
  • the development and operation of bulk processing lines for EO data products
  • the establishment of quality control systems

Our user-centric business philosophy, coupled with a deep understanding of the wide array of available EO satellites and sensors, and our comprehensive thematic experience, are key success factors for our high-quality downstream services, which include:

  • the provision of studies on user and product aspects for EO systems
  • the execution of pilot EO application studies and projects
  • the design of sector-specific market development programmes


  • Earth observation data reception (at our branch office in Neustrelitz)
  • Realisation of complex EO data tasking, acquisition and selection scenarios 
  • Interface development and archiving solutions
  • Automation of value adding chains and EO application development
  • Supply of customised EO data products and value-added datasets
  • User and usage studies for new and existing systems
  • EO data market studies
  • Pilot application projects
  • Market sector development programmes
  • Application-oriented research on the use and synergy of space assets in the areas of Earth observation, satellite communication, satellite positioning and navigation

Clients and partners:

  • European Space Agency (ESA)
  • National space agencies, e.g. German Aerospace Center (DLR), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
  • Commercial satellite operators
  • Data providers, e.g. European Space Imaging (EUSI)
  • Ministries responsible for space, research and innovation