Canada’s DND Renews Major Contract with GlobVision for Space Situational Awareness

Date released: May 1, 2023

Sector: Space, Aerospace & Defence

GlobVision Inc. is pleased to announce that Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) has renewed a multi-year contract to continue supplying 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 daily use at 7 Space Operations Squadron (formerly CANSpOC) for almost eight years.

SSAVision is an integrated and automated web-centric service providing actionable Space Situational Awareness (SSA) information and informed decision-support capabilities to spacecraft operators, scientists, analysts, and watch users for the protection of space assets, increased security and 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 and presents analytical and visual results to spacecraft operators for optimized tracking and monitoring and for identification of threats/risks. SSAVision has been continuously updated and upgraded, both at the feature and functionality levels and at the algorithm and machine learning (AI) level, since its inception and has become an extremely comprehensive toolset designed specifically for the non-scientific user.

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. Users of all types 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 is fully functional in both English and French. It meets the stringent needs of the defence space community and provides additional protection to military SIGINT, Earth Observation and communications assets, and commercial satellites, thus increasing their safety, security and 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.