Scientific Systems was added to a Science Applications International Corp.-led team responsible for creating a cloud-based application factory the Space Development Agency plans to use to support its low-Earth orbit satellite constellation.
The Woburn, Massachusetts-based software company said Friday that aside from development work, the team will also deploy and maintain the Battle Management Command, Control and Communications Application Factory and Secure Interoperability Layer in support of the SDA’s Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture.
Owen Brown, vice president of solutions development at Scientific Systems, cited the company’s use of its Innoflight processor hosted on Loft-Orbital’s YAM-3 satellite to integrate and deploy new containerized software for an earlier SDA program.
“With this experience, we are now poised to play a pivotal role in establishing the hosting environment for operational satellite BMC3 applications within the SDA PWSA constellation,” added Brown.
For the BMC3 effort, Scientific Systems will contribute technical and software engineering services for the development of a secure and interoperable middleware layer between BMC3 mission applications and various satellite hardware.
In June, SAIC was awarded a $64 million contract to build the BMC3 Application Factory. The cloud-based platform is envisioned to enable automation of space-based battle management and rapid testing and integration of upgraded software capabilities.