Lockheed Martin Pulsar Guardian offers simulations and wargames to adapt spacecraft to harsh conditions

Sept. 19, 2019
'Pulsar Guardian' will let governmental and commercial customers run wargames simulating conflict in space.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – “Space is a hostile place,” says former B-52 bomber pilot and current Lockheed Martin employee Kurt Nelson. By this, he means that the cosmos is just naturally so, what with its radiation, its frigidity, its vacuum, its void -- even in computer simulations. Vice reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

19 Sept. 2019 -- It’s rough out there for a satellite and other spacecraft, the variety of aerospace object Nelson currently deals with. But if you add to space’s natural hostility that what Nelson calls “intentional threats”—weapons and cyberattacks that target stuff in orbit—it feels even more dangerous.

This is a big reason why Lockheed Martin has created a new facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., where space experts will be able to run simulations and wargames using on 360-degree screens, test novel space software, and deal with virtual-reality versions of spacecraft.

It’s called “Pulsar Guardian,” although no one is guarding any pulsars, which are just weird dead stars and, as such, are not in need of much protection.

Related: War Games

Related: Lockheed Martin engineers recreate Sensor Test for Orion Relative Navigation Risk Mitigation in Space Operations Simulation Center

Related: Rugged single-board computer for space embedded computing applications introduced by Aitech

John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Military Aerospace, create an account today!