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Catalyst Accelerator Seeks Innovative Startups to Enhance Space Domain Awareness

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Muhammad Jawad
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Catalyst Accelerator Seeks Innovative Startups to Enhance Space Domain Awareness

The Catalyst Accelerator, a joint venture by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate, and The United States Space Force, is actively seeking US-based small businesses and startups with innovative dual-use technologies. Their goal is to bolster Space Domain Awareness (SDA) by integrating commercial capabilities into its mission environment. The SDA Tools, Applications & Processing (TAP) Lab is set to sponsor the Spring 2024 Cohort, focusing on software solutions developed in the US for data fusion and processing.

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Program Details and Objectives

The Accelerator aims to enhance the United States Space Force's environmental awareness through the utilization of commercial data and tools. This initiative is not just about advancing space technology but also about fortifying shared security and prosperity. The program invites interested parties to enhance SDA mission sensors, systems, and analysis with their solutions across data, tools, components, and services.

The Spring 2024 Cohort

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The 3-month program commences on March 19, 2024, at the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation located in Colorado Springs, CO. The program concludes with a Demo Day set for June 13, 2024, where participants can showcase their innovations. Eight selected companies will have the opportunity to receive mentorship from military and commercial experts and connect with influential leaders from government and industry.

Application and Information

Applications are due by January 22, 2024. For those with queries or seeking more information, an "Ask Me Anything" session is scheduled for January 10, 2024. The Catalyst Accelerator is a collaborative effort designed to foster innovation and business growth in the aerospace and defense industry.

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