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Slingshot to create “Orbital Laboratory” to train next space generation

Luxembourg, 8 October 2020. – Slingshot Aerospace, a situational awareness technology specialist,  received $2 million to build a space training simulation tool for the U.S. Space Force.
Slingshot will develop the Slingshot Orbital Laboratory together with the Hollywood visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, the Austin/Texas-based company said. The companies bring together data and immersive design expertise to create the space training simulation tool for U.S. Space Force, Slingshot said.
Slingshot Orbital Laboratory will be an easy-to-use tool that is suitable for current and future space operators and teach students and seasoned professionals the fundamentals of space domain awareness, including complex astrodynamics. Its purpose is to provide a new, modern, and engaging way to perceive, comprehend, and predict object relations in space and orbital scenarios, Slingshot said.
“The goal of the Slingshot Orbital Laboratory as an educational tool is to help forge the next generation of Space Force leaders, and it will also be designed with real-world capabilities that can help Space Force operational centers nationwide with scenario planning,” Melanie Stricklan, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Slingshot said.

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