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GMV Provides Core Software for German Armed Forces’ SSA Center

By Eric Van Rees - 4th May 2022 - 07:04

Atos and OHB DC have been awarded a contract for the development of the German Armed Forces’ Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Center.

The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has recently awarded a contract to Atos and OHB DC to supply the "Space Situational Awareness Center Expansion Stage 1" (Weltraumlagezentrum, WRLageZ, Ausbaustufe 1) to the German Federal Armed Forces. This system, located in Uedem, will enable the German Armed Forces to monitor the situation in space and protect critical German infrastructure in orbit.

The system will be based on GMV’s state-of-the-art COTS software for Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) as the core processing infrastructure. This includes the most relevant SST capabilities and functionalities: object cataloging, sensor tasking, collision avoidance, re-entry prediction, fragmentation detection and characterization, SST data simulation, SST data pre-processing, visualization, and more.

On top of GMV’s software, OHB DC will add an operational layer, providing interoperability to the system. Additionally, Atos will integrate the various software and hardware components into the solution, creating interfaces with external sensors and ensuring the operational performance of the overall system.

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