The Space Data Association announced
that its Space Data Center, an automated space situational awareness system
developed by AGI, completed its Full Operational Capability readiness review. The Space Data Center provides low Earth orbit (LEO) and geostationary Earth orbit (GEO) satellite operators with the means to share their orbital data to perform conjunction assessment and radio frequency interference mitigation. AGI completed work on the data center less than a year after winning the contract.
The SDA was established by commercial satellite operators Inmarsat, Intelsat and SES, and now provides CA processing for more than 60% of all operational satellites in GEO. Because participating satellite operators provide the data, it is the most up-to-date information available. The system also converts disparate data to a common format and performs integrity checks on contributed ephemerides, making the information more reliable.
The SDA is also pursuing data-sharing agreements to improve the scope and quality of data available for these critical operations. Learn more at space-data.org