GlobVision Awarded Major Defence Contract for Space Situational Awareness (SSA)

Date released: December 13, 2019

Sector: Space, Aerospace & Defence

GlobVision Inc. has been awarded a contract to supply Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) with SSAVision, an AI-enhanced Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for detection, prediction and risk assessment of threats to space assets. SSAVision has been in development at GlobVision for more than five years and has been in continuous testing by DND for over two years.

SSAVision is an integrated and automated web-centric service providing actionable SSA information and informed decision-support capabilities to spacecraft operators for the protection of space assets, increased service availability and improved operational performance. SSAVision acquires high-fidelity orbital and space environment data from international sources. It applies innovative state-of-the-art analyses to the data and presents analytical and visual results to spacecraft operators for optimized tracking and monitoring and for identification of threats/risks.

Actionable SSA information provided to SSAVision users include: planetary and localized (i.e. spacecraft-dependent) space weather data, aggregated risks, conjunction assessment, proximity detection, TLE trending, object re-entry analysis, and more. Operators can view 3D animations of conjunction/proximity events in real or simulated time and can customize the analyses to suit their needs and operational requirements.

SSAVision meets the stringent needs of the defence space community and provides additional protection to military SIGINT assets as well as commercial satellites, thus increasing their availability and optimizing operational life. It substantially contributes to the reliability of space operations and the use of the increasingly congested, contested, competitive and convergent space environment.