Operations and Sustainment

The Aerospace Corporation’s Systems Integration and Protection Office brings key software capabilities to support several NASA missions.
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The Aerospace Corporation provides operational support and protection for several NASA missions through the Civil Space Programs Operations Division of the Civil Systems Group, including:

  • NASA/NOAA Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) meteorological missions
  • Restore-L servicing mission
  • Space Network Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)
  • Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE)
  • Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)
  • Landsat-9
  • Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3 (OCO-3)

Key Aerospace software capabilities that are engaged in mission operations and sustainment include:

  • Applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze satellite telemetry and detect anomalies and failures
  • Use of Global Positioning System (GPS) Resiliency and Software Assurance Measures (RSAM) to mitigate spoofing attempts
  • Satellite orbital analysis tools to model, analyze, visualize complex orbital scenarios
  • Link budget analysis
  • RF receiver modeling and simulation to predict receiver behavior under various interference scenarios
  • Communications RF channel modelling
  • Information technology penetration testing
  • Computer network design, analysis and modeling
  • Flight software supporting instrument calibration

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