Specialized Applications

The Aerospace Corporation develops customized specialized applications and software to support launch operations, mission assurance, and unique mission needs for U.S. government and commercial customers.
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The Aerospace Corporation worked closely with the NASA Near-Earth Object (NEO) Office to build a specialized, web-based application that demonstrates how to deflect incoming asteroids that could threaten life here on Earth. Through the work of various subdivisions within our Engineering and Technology Group (ETG), Aerospace developers have designed and delivered a wide range of application software to meet the unique needs of our customers.

Aerospace also provides specialized application software to support our various U.S. government customers. We leverage a wide range of talented subject-matter experts to help create tools targeted to solve our customers’ leading problems. Since our software is created in-house, customers have the added benefit of having the tools enhanced with requested modifications.

To support launch operations, Aerospace builds and maintains software systems that support our Spacelift Telemetry Acquisition and Reporting System (STARS). This facility is a key asset in our mission assurance and launch monitoring capabilities for U.S. government space assets.

Satellite Orbit Analysis Program (SOAP)

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SOAP is an interactive three-dimensional orbit visualization and analysis software package developed by Aerospace for Windows, Mac and Linux computers.

The SOAP software is capable of simultaneously predicting the relative motion of up to 100,000 satellites, ground stations, vehicles, aircraft, ships and planetary bodies using a diverse set of propagation methods. The relevant domain includes all phases of the system engineering life cycle, and encompasses applications ranging from street level tactical simulations to the modeling of deep space missions to the outer planets.  Using the flexible coordinate frame architecture, views can track objects such as UAVs, satellites, or any other object, from any other platform. Extensive documentation and tutorials are provided, and training is available.

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Save Earth From an Asteroid

The NEO Deflection App, created by Aerospace in partnership with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is a science-based tool that uses physics and orbital mechanics to let you save the planet.

Asteroid Deflection Stars in IMAX Film

An IMAX documentary was filmed at Aerospace’s El Segundo facility to highlight Aerospace’s near-Earth objects (NEOs) expertise on planetary defense and asteroid deflection.

Small Satellite Cost Model

The Small Satellite Cost Model is the result of over 30 years of Aerospace study. Traditional models are based on larger space systems and tend to drastically over-predict the development costs of smaller (up to 1000 kg) satellites making this one of the most relevant and credible small spacecraft cost models available.
Architectural Blueprints

Model-Based Capability Assessment

The Model-Based Capabilities Assessment tool (“tool”) is for organizations to assess their model-based capabilities by noting the current and desired stage of modeling. This information is useful to plan model-based capability evaluation through roadmaps and projects.
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Atlas V USSF-7 Launch: The (Space) Force Is With You

In support of the the U.S. Space Force's second launch, Aerospace continued to enhance the remote capabilities that were demonstrated during the successful AEHF-6 launch.

Launch Assurance

Spanning all stages of the space lifecycle, from concept to operations, mission success at The Aerospace Corporation is the result of decades of experience, a highly-skilled technical staff, and specialized tools developed to tackle the challenges of space.

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For more information on Aerospace’s capabilities in software systems engineering, software engineering, and cybersecurity, contact us today.
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