Slingshot Aerospace acquires Numerica's space division and UK-Based Seradata

Thu, 04 Aug 2022 05:11:47 GMT
Space Daily

Austin TX (SPX) Aug 04, 2022 Slingshot Aerospace, Inc., a company building space simulation and...

Slingshot Aerospace, Inc., a company building space simulation and analytics products to accelerate space sustainability, has announced that the company has acquired Numerica's Space Domain Awareness division and UK-based Seradata.

Both of these acquisitions fasttrack Slingshot's ability to drive the space economy towards sustainability by providing satellite and launch operators with the most robust and authoritative space situational awareness and space traffic coordination solutions available today.

"We are constantly improving our customers' abilities to monitor, simulate, and optimize their space flight operations," said Melanie Stricklan, Co-founder and CEO, Slingshot Aerospace.

Both of these acquisitions accelerate the development of Slingshot Digital Space Twin, a virtualization of the space operating environment that fuses data together from multiple sources, providing an accurate live, historical, and future representation of objects in orbit, space weather like geomagnetic storms, and the radio frequency spectrum.

"Slingshot's acquisition of Numerica's Space Domain Awareness division will create a suite of highly differentiated products that will help our space customers operate more safely and efficiently than ever before."

The Space Domain Awareness division of Numerica will be fully integrated into Slingshot Aerospace.

Seradata's SpaceTrak database is relied upon by industry-leading organizations around the world, including governments, space agencies, aerospace manufacturers, launch providers, satellite operators, insurance companies, universities and space researchers that need trusted data to drive informed decisions.

"Combining what Slingshot and Seradata have each built creates an incredibly robust knowledge graph that will provide the space industry with world-class decision support, data and analytics," said Tim Fuller, Managing Director, Seradata.

The exponential growth of launch and satellite activities requires reliable data and insights to guide safe space operations and protect our modern way of life that depends on space.

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