Numerica has been awarded a contract to deliver satellite tracking services and space situational awareness data to the U.S. Air Force.
The companyÂ said Friday it will provide the Air Force Research Laboratory with a data feed of informationÂ from aÂ global telescope network to support the service branch’s operations and research-and-development efforts in the space domain.
The Numerica Telescope Network uses optical sensors installed across the globe andÂ providesÂ geostationary orbit coverage during nighttime.
Todd Brost, director of special programs at Numerica, said that NTN could help increase detection of space objects and the company seeks toÂ demonstrate howÂ data could aid understanding of contested space environments.
AFRL worked with the Defense Innovation Unit and used a source selection approach, calledÂ Commercial Solutions Opening, to select the contractor.
TheÂ NTN data feed will beÂ available through March 2020.