Slingshot Aerospace will develop a customized version of the company's artificial intelligence-based space situational awareness technology for testing at two U.S. Air Force facilities under a two-year, $6M contract, SpaceNews reported Sunday.
The service plans to test the Orbital Atlas software at Vandenberg AF Base in California and Schriever AF Base in Colorado.
Melanie Stricklan, co-founder and chief technology officer of Slingshot Aerospace, said the platform is designed to provide data on space objects orbiting Earth.
Orbital Atlas uses a predictive modeling engine with machine learning to help users anticipate events such as collision and trajectory of debris.
Slingshot said it will demonstrate the platform at Space Symposium“™s Orbit Lounge event and add a geospatial intelligence function to help operators on ground access relevant information.