Kratos Successfully Commands Spacecraft Using the Air Force’s Enterprise Ground Services Framework
The Kratos demonstration supports the Air Force’s strategic approach to implementing a common service-based satellite ground infrastructure that will evolve current satellite ground systems into one platform. EGS is a critical enabling technology that is focused on a sustainable, resilient space architecture that can respond to emerging threats and protect space-based assets. Kratos EGS software and services commanded an on-orbit spacecraft and demonstrated multiple capabilities supporting the EGS framework. These included the EGS service paradigm and dynamically allocating satellite ground resources and executing deployment automation with the ability to spin up new satellite command and control instances in less than 10 minutes.
Technology Readiness Level (TRL) is a method of estimating technology maturity of critical technology elements of a program during the acquisition process.
- Kratos Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software natively mapped into the EGS service paradigm.
- The deployment automation solution was shown to work on two different vendor technology stacks.
- Kratos EGS integration software completely decoupled each EGS service from all other services using the NASA Goddard GMSEC message bus.
- Kratos COTS software was utilized to demonstrate the implementation of EGS services including Telemetry and Command Processing, Automation, User Experience, Orchestration and a Range Interface.
The entire test and demonstration was accomplished working cooperatively with Millennium Space Systems, A
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