Different customers have different business models and different needs. Let’s suppose a customer is planning a launch and would like to research the level of risk associated with a mission. On any given customer defined requirement, information from any number of contributing Schafer team mates may be necessary, enriching the insight with the details (e.g., data, signatures, and trends), or overarching perspectives.
When & How You Need It
In this fully integrated view on the right, analysts can compare the fate of other objects that used a similar combination of components, drawing from internal sources and reaching across the internet to find useful data for comparison.
Wide Array of Integrated Data At Your Fingertips
Other categories of Schafer customers include:
- The Commercial space sector, including operators, owners, and space dependent businesses, needing timely and accurate data about objects and conditions in space to operate safely, assure their revenue, and not impair military missions. This includes access to the kinds of sophisticated tools and data that Schafer also brings to DoD and Civil space programs.
- The Defense and Intelligence space sector can benefit from Schafer’s affordable persistence, augmentation of coverage, and risk assessments based redundancy to National assets to address the growing demands for additional collection, analysis, and reporting.
- The Federal Aviation Administration can use Schafer’s releasable, technically accurate, and timely information about space objects to demonstrate its readiness to step up the role of “space traffic cop”. With evidence of commercial viability, Congress can comfortably grant the FAA the authority it needs to maintain custody of on-orbit objects and the US military space community can confidently relieve itself of the non-military aspects of its mission to the FAA for execution.
- The State Department will have technical evidence of space activity to support negotiations, agreements, and compliance without revealing or relying solely on sensitive US government sources and methods.
- The space insurance companies will have independent data and evidence to assign responsibility for actions and assess risk more precisely and more comprehensively. This may significantly impact third party liability.
- The international space community will have access to reliable, timely, accurate and globally accessible information via a “Gold Standard” catalog of orbital objects, as basis for safe and successful/profitable operations in increasingly crowded areas of interest.
- Commercial launch facilities are leveraging Schafer’s full service catalog offerings through distributor licensing to attract clients who need high quality products, cost effective launch services, and lower operational risk and financial liability exposure.