While there is much uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing that is certain is Numerica’s unwavering commitment to its mission to rapidly develop and deploy innovative technology to solve some of the nation’s greatest defense challenges.
On March 19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memo stating the necessity to keep critical U.S. infrastructure open during the COVID-19 emergency, and our Department of Defense customers have designated Numerica as essential critical infrastructure for National Security in accordance with the DHS memo.
Under the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order, implementing the Defense Production Act of 1950, Numerica’s services are essential to “meeting national defense requirements” and “contributing to the technological superiority of our national defense equipment.”
“During this time, Numerica continues to operate at full capacity, albeit many of us are now working remotely, to meet the needs of our customers,” said Jeff Aristoff, VP of Space Systems at Numerica. “We take our role in defense very seriously, and during this time we are doing our part to help ensure the health of this industry.”
Numerica is not only open for business, but we’ve launched a new service: Space Situational Awareness (SSA) support for satellite operators. This service helps improve orbit determination, provides elevated tasking, and broadens space “neighborhood watch,” all leveraging Numerica’s worldwide network of telescopes and real-time SSA data processing pipeline.