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IBM Developer
Open Technology
October 2020
Hello, developers!
Calling all space geeks! While open source technology powers much of the world's systems,  new projects are now extending to outer space. The IBM Space Tech program is excited to announce two new open source projects that increase access to the final frontier.

The Space Situational Awareness (SSA) project helps determine the trajectory of space junk. Our open source SSA project uses machine learning methods to create models that learn when physical models incorrectly predict man-made space objects' future location. The modeling and impact prediction of these space objects is a defining problem of the space 2.0 age. By open sourcing a full pipeline for making orbital predictions and viewing the results, you can now join our mission to solve the “space junk” problem. 

The Kubesat project helps swarms of satellites communicate more efficiently. Kubesat is a cognitive autonomous framework designed for swarms of cube satellites that allows for the simulation and optimization of multi-satellite communications. 

Learn more about our new projects by reading our blog post or listening to a podcast episode with the IBM Distinguished Engineer and Space Tech CTO, Naeem Altaf.

Stay tuned for more exciting Space Tech open source news.

Greg Gorman
Director, Operations, Infrastructure and Open Source
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