Lockheed Martin Introduces iSpace Software to Protect Space Assets
Lockheed Martin has introduced iSpace — intelligent Space — to provide defense, civil, commercial, and international customers with sensor data processing, space domain awareness, command and control, and battle management capabilities to protect their assets and missions in space.
The iSpace software tasks, processes, and correlates data from a worldwide network of government, commercial, and scientific community sensors and command centers. After gleaning information from optical, radar, infrared, and radio sensors, iSpace automatically provides information to users about what is happening in real-time and recommends the best course of action.
Its advanced analytics and fusion capabilities enable proactive management of space events such as collisions, maneuvers, break-ups, launches, and co-orbital threats, according to Lockeed Martin. The iSpace architecture is net-centric, open, and scalable and can be rapidly integrated in many environments for modeling and simulation, experimentation, or operational use.
“Space is an important and valuable domain that has changed from a safe environment to one that is congested and threatened,” said Rob Smith, vice president of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) for Lockheed Martin. “Through the predictive analytic capabilities provided by iSpace, the unknown becomes known, providing decision makers with the ability to quickly understand the operational picture and respond appropriately.”