The space orbital catalog is critical to keeping up with all orbiting assets, which currently number over 20,000 objects. Failure resulting in an orbital collision could be catastrophic to DOD’s warfighting capabilities as well as to nations and industries that depend on these space assets.
When the Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) needed an upgrade for the catalog system, the Air Force Space Command established the Joint Missions System Program. The Space Vehicles Directorate developed the initial prototype and then reached out to their Decision Support System team made up of government, Intelligent Software Solutions, The Design Knowledge Company and others to create a next generation system.
The first increment was successfully completed in 2013 that delivered the foundational infrastructure, User Defined Operating Picture, and approximately 80 applications.