SAS supports MAG Aerospace on $900mn Space Force contract - The EE

SAS supports MAG Aerospace on $900mn Space Force contract

Caroline Baldwin of SAS Federal

SAS and MAG Aerospace are teaming up to pursue opportunities from the recently awarded US Space Force Space Systems Command $900 million (€838.07 million) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. SAS and MAG Aerospace will bring skills in AI (artificial intelligence), analytics and Joint All-Domain Command and Control to space realm, enabling the Space Force to analyse and use all data coming in from its vast network of radars and sensors.

The Space Systems Command IDIQ contract is in support of Space Command and Control (C2). Space Force tracking radars and other sensors produce incredible amounts of data from thousands of locations. Last year, Space Command tracked more than 47,000 objects in space. There is a critical need to convert this proliferation of diverse sensor data into usable, real-time intelligence for mission success. SAS’ deep analytical capabilities enable commanders to enhance and accelerate decision making while promoting full network and data integration. 

“For nearly 50 years, SAS has been an industry leader in applying AI and analytics to the most complex mission challenges,” says Caroline Baldwin, director for SAS Federal. “As Space Force embarks on its burgeoning mission to conduct global space operations, we believe our alliance with MAG Aerospace is uniquely positioned to deliver on Space Systems Command’s IDIQ task order opportunities by enabling data and network interoperability across all operating environments.”

MAG Aerospace has hosted the SAS Viya platform in a secure cloud environment for processing internet of things (IoT) data and performing advanced analytics at the tactical edge. SAS Viya an open, cloud-native AI, analytics and data management platform supports MAG’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements across the full analytics life cycle, from the edge to analysis of data sets in complex operational environments. Powered by Viya, SAS Analytics for IoT puts the power of insight into users’ hands to provide value that is realised from fast-moving, voluminous data in hours and days, not months.

SAS’ legacy in aerospace traces back to the Space Race, when Jim Goodnight, co-founder and CEO of SAS, worked as a programmer on the Apollo Project. He later co-developed the SAS programming language and co-founded SAS, building a software that has been providing AI and analytics solutions to the federal government for nearly 50 years.

To learn more about SAS’ data analytics capabilities and the SAS Viya platform, visit here

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