The number of satellites in Low Earth Orbit currently stands at around 2500 and is projected to increase 10-50 times in the next few years. We need to change the paradigm of satellite operations from one person operating a small number of satellites to one person operating entire constellations of satellites.
In parallel, COVID-19 has proven to be massively impactful to governmental and commercial flight operation centers. In fact, any close proximity or on-premises work has been slowed or completely stopped. The pandemic has exposed many inadequacies in our ability to respond expeditiously and effectively. Government and commercial entities of this sort need a distillation of actionable information for critical decision support. Additionally, disaster response can benefit from predictive tasking of orbital assets driven by ingestion and correlation of external data sources including FEMA databases, RSS streams, and social media.
Mission Control software is ripe for disruption, and the incorporation of recent advances in AI/ML and UI/UX is critical to success. The opportunity to utilize swiftly improving cloud-based AI tooling offers the chance to evaluate broader automation of operations and integration functions. All of this is in service of a reimagined, AI-enhanced Satellite Command and Control that H.I.V.E. couples with actionable intelligence and predictive capabilities.
The application of artificial intelligence in H.I.V.E. is vast and varied. AI opportunities can largely be identified in three ways: automation, optimization, and Dedicated Artificial Intelligence. The first two are oriented towards finding the most effective and efficient way to complete a process, whereas Dedicated Artificial Intelligence represents unambiguous full automation of satellite operations with humans only utilized in a supervisory or exception-based capacity.
H.I.V.E. utilizes contemporary design principles and tools while leveraging a cloud architecture that improves both flexibility and agility. In order to provide decision-support, the platform distills information from a variety of sources. Approaching problems of this nature from a user-centric perspective makes full use of Hypergiant Galactic Systems’ exclusive partnerships across the space industry.
The goals for H.I.V.E. are to eliminate human dependency for low-cognitive tasks, optimize craft activities through the ground and on-orbit and to recognize common patterns in order to augment satellite automation and facilitate human decision-making. As with many other AI efforts, the drive is towards supplying humans with a greater breadth and depth of OSINT gathered, analyzed, and disambiguated than towards a process that disintermediates humans entirely.
The Hyper-Intelligent Vehicle Enhancement platform is being developed to feature AI-enhanced satellite command and control, autonomous operations for non-manned control, predictive health monitoring and diagnosis, cloud-based portability on mobile platforms, social media-driven predictive tasking, secure data retrieval, analysis and storage, and more. In sum, H.I.V.E. provides the ideal secure environment for coordinated and remote operations: command and control in the palm of your hand.