12th February 2021 VR2Planets


3D visualization software
for touch screen |

Join us live with the CNES,
in the special broadcast:

February 18, 2021, from 7:45 pm

(Paris Time – UTC+1)


VR2Planets expands its production offer and creates a tailor made software for CNES (Centre national d’études spatiales) communicators and ambassadors in charge of presenting the Perseverance rover and the objectives of the NASA Mars2020 mission.

PerseveranceDiscover is a 3D visualization software for touch screen, of the newest generation. Its role is to present scientific and technical information, on the Mars exploration, and to provide access to complex data, in a fluid and ergonomic manner. It will be “staged” for the first time during a special program of CNES produced for Perseverance‘s landing on Mars, and broadcast live on February 18, 2021 from 7.45 p.m., on YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, Twitter & Instagram.

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This software is the speaker’s NTIC assistant: it is a vector of multi-source content (3D modeling, 3D images, videos). It gives him the means to illustrate his presentation instantly, thus facilitating the understanding of the audience.

PerseveranceDiscover gathers the know-how that VR2Planets has developed for the French spatial Agency, (CNES), for 4 years. The team technical expertise has reached the best goals in preparing this highly performing software. The processing of multi-spectral and multi-resolution geolocalized data is carried out through an esthetic and fluid graphic interface. For example, this software allows the user to present the geological structures of the Jezero crater, the rover landing zone and impact basin of 45 kilometres in diameter, with geological and mineralogical maps. It also gives him the opportunity to manipulate the Perseverance rover in 3D and its technical resources, such as the Franco-American instrument developed at IRAP (Toulouse – France), the iconic SuperCam*.

The use of this software with a large touch screen makes it possible to apply barrier gestures (respect of distances, a tool for personal use and easily sanitized) while guaranteeing a remarkable quality of visualization, during presentations with public attendees. It is also easy to handle for the production of audiovisual content, as is or in augmented reality.

SuperCam is jointly developed with LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory,United States) and a consortium of French laboratories under the scientific control of IRAP (CNRS / CNES / University Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier at Toulouse, France) with the contribution of Valladodid university (Valladodid, Spain). CNES is responsible to NASA , of the French contribution to SuperCam. CNES , CNRS and many universities provided human resources for the construction of this instrument. The French team contributing to SuperCam will participate daily in scientific operations and the instrument will be operated alternately from the LANL and the control center installed at CNES in Toulouse (FOCSE Mars 2020).» Extact from the IRAP website