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Jah Launches New Space Situational Awareness Project With IBM

Dec 2, 2020 |

Professor Moriba Jah, Lead of the Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety Program and Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, recently launched a Space Situational Awareness Project with IBM. This project will use IBM’s technologies to build upon ASTRIAGraph, the existing open source resource built by Dr. Jah and his team at UT’s Texas Advanced Computing Center. The aim of this project is to “track, analyze and update the locations of thousands of objects in orbit.” Jah and his colleague at IBM, Naeem Altaf, hope that this endeavor will help to bring “order, open-sources data and better regulation of space traffic.” Read more about the project here.