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April 28th, 2020

DARPA's Blackjack Program's Pit Boss Seeks SEAKR® for Advanced Space Processing Program


Another announcement from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Pit Boss this time the contract is for Phase I Option II contract that has been awarded to SEAKR® Engineering, Inc. (SEAKR).  This phase is to further expand existing contractual work supporting the Blackjack program. The award is part of a three phase effort seeking on-orbit demonstration of full processing capability in a multi-satellite constellation.

DARPA's Blackjack program focuses on integrating commercial satellite technologies into a constellation of affordable, small, secure, and resilient military satellites.  As sole prime, SEAKR will continue forward trajectory in developing it's Pit Boss solution to support the Blackjack program's mission as a next generation on-board processor leveraging off-the-shelf electronics adapted through design implementation to function reliably in space.  The award  validates  SEAKR's current program success in seeking on-orbit demonstration of  state-of-the-art processing capability incorporating autonomous operations, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning techniques, and bridged terrestrial and on-orbit technologies.

SEAKR's processing system for DARPA's blackjack program leverages four generations of architectural capability supporting the full spectrum of payload processing performance requirements, with a high level of on-orbit reconfigurable processing capability.