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)
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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