SciTec gets $5 million Space Force contract to process data from missile-warning satellites

SciTec gets $5 million Space Force contract to process data from missile-warning satellites

The nine-month contract is to process data from SBIRS sensors in highly elliptical orbit

WASHINGTON — SciTec won a $5 million contract from the Space Force to develop a software application that analyzes data from U.S. missile-warning satellites, the company announced Feb. 7.

The Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC), run by the U.S. Space Systems Command, selected SciTec and two other companies to develop apps to process infrared sensor data from Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellites. 

SciTec is a small business based in Princeton, N.J. The $5 million nine-month contract is to process data from SBIRS sensors in highly elliptical orbit. The company’s app will be hosted on a government-owned ground system known as FORGE, short for future operationally resilient ground evolution. 

For this project, SciTec teamed up with Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector and Radiance Technologies. The data processing is done at a government lab in Boulder, Colorado.