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April 21st, 2020

Palantir Receives USAF's SMC Data Analytics Contract

A contract to provide software and data services to U.S. Space Force (USSF) units that track objects on-orbit and monitor space traffic has been awarded to data analytics company Palantir.

This is the Kobayashi Maru project, aptly named after a training program in Star Trek’s Starfleet Academy, and is an effort that was initiated in 2019 by the USSF's Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to replace legacy C&C software with updated applications.

Palantir was selected for the project by the SMC-created Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC), designed to attract startups and non-traditional companies to supply tech to the defense market.