KinetX Aerospace — Providing Visionary, Highly Prized Engineering in Support of Space- and Earth-Based Endeavors



Software Engineering


KinetX Aerospace has developed software modules in various domains for use in operational system environments such as KxOrbUtil – a rich, powerful set of exceptionally accurate functions for astrodynamics and orbit mechanics.  KxOrbUtil consists of Time Transformation Utilities for transforming between and validating time formats, Vector Transformation Utilities for transforming state vectors to/from various formats, and a variety of General Orbit Utilities (SGP4 propagator, geodetic latitude transformation, true pole displacement calculator, etc.).

In addition, SED has, and continues to make significant contributions to two major projects supported by KinetX Aerospace: BAMS, IRIDIUM, and MUOS.

Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS)


KinetX Aerospace Software-specific BAMS contributions enable Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) integration, and include:

  • Engineering and integrating components of the US Navy operated Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV)
  • Providing persistent maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) data collection
  • Providing extremely high speed unencrypted data recording as well as data-at-rest recording with Type I data encryption

IRIDIUM Low Earth Orbit Networked Satellite Constellation


KinetX Aerospace Software-specific IRIDIUM contributions include:

  • Defining and implementing Orbit Dynamics ground software
  • Developing Orbit Dynamics software for gateway
  • Optimizing and automating Orbit Dynamics operational capabilities
  • Providing integration and test services for ground system and flight control operations software


Headed by the US Navy’s SPAWAR, the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) is under development to replace the UFO constellation for the “mobile user on the move” – providing global SATCOM narrowband (64kpbs and below) connectivity for voice, video and data for US and Allied forces.

MUOS satellite in orbit over earth

KinetX Aerospace Software-specific MUOS contributions span the Network Management Segment, the Satellite Control Segment, and the Software Integration and Test operation:

  • Developing requirements for the management of geographically dispersed MUOS ground resources
  • Prototyping visibility into projected and actual communication performance
  • Developing requirements for and coding applications to conduct orbit analysis during L&EO and on-orbit operations
  • Developing operational software
  • Developing tools for test and training simulation
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