European space industry is moving towards an architecture where satellites and ground sensors are integrated into a federation system to make Earth observation assets available to business and public services. The DOMINO-E project aims at solving the key challenges of availability and reactivity of Earth observation from space.

DOMINO-E technology will enable multi-mission accessibility in a scalable and automated way that allows the end-user to address a variety of acquisition assets by implementing a multi-mission and multi-sensor federation layer and using scheduling and optimization algorithms. The orchestration between the users’ patrimonial missions and the third party missions is based on reactivity, persistence, precision and costs criteria, while user experience is improved thanks to cognitive assistants.


Discover the details of the Domino-E work program in the following captivating graphic.

WP 1

Work Package 1


Management and Coordination


1.1 Management & Coordination

1.2 Demonstration Coordination Task Force

WP 2

Work Package 2


Next Generation Muli-Mission Ground System Requirements


2.1 User Needs & Export Program Backgrounds

2.2 Use Cases Definition

2.3 Modular Micro-Service Architecture, External Interfaces and Standards

WP 3

Work Package 3


Multi-Mission Coverage Feasibility and Dispatch Services


3.1 Coverage Service Design

3.2 Coverage Service Feasibility & Dispatch Algorithms

3.3 Coverage Services Prototype

WP 4

Work Package 4


Multi-Mission Communication Booking Service


4.1 Communication Booking Service Design

4.2 Communication Booking Service Algorithms

4.3 Communication Booking Service Prototype

WP 5

Work Package 5


Virtual Assistant Service


5.1 Virtual Assistant Service Design

5.2 Virtual Assistant Algorithms

5.3 Virtual Assistant Service Prototype

WP 6

Work Package 6




6.1 Test Beds Specifications 

6.2 Developments and Implementations 

6.3 Demonstrations and Performance Assessments 

WP 7

Work Package 7




7.1 Market and Commercialisation Analysis

7.2 Multi-mission Exploitation and Roadmaps

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Work package 8


Dissemination and Stakeholder Engagement

Making Earth observation accessible


This innovative federation layer supports the paradigm shift in the space industry, with a focus on the needs of the end customer. It also enables the EU space industry to take advantage of the emerging data-driven space market. Thus, DOMINO-E contributes to independence in the development of Earth observation technologies, while at the same time fostering European competitiveness by supporting SMEs in the development of multi-mission services.


The DOMINO-E project is implemented by a consortium of European organisations, including scientific institutes and SMEs, under the leadership of Airbus Defence and Space. 


Using multi-sensor data fusion, fragmented Earth observation data can be merged and processed into a homogeneous overall picture. DOMINO-E contains the design, analysis and modelling of the multi-mission federation layer based on user requirements. As a results of planning and optimisation algorithms, the implementation of a multi-mission/multi-sensor federation layer allows the end user to address a variety of acquisition assets.


Within the DOMINO-E project, a market analysis will be conducted to assess the commercial prospects of the multi mission federation approach. The analysis focuses on aspects regarding customer acceptance, the industry’s make-or-buy strategy and the competence of SMEs.