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SpaceWERX explores machine learning for on-orbit servicing, manufacturing

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The Space Force’s innovation arm, SpaceWERX, has tapped Wallaroo Labs to explore and demonstrate how machine learning models can be deployed to advance multiple efforts associated with on-orbit servicing, assembly, and manufacturing (OSAM) missions for the newest U.S. military branch. The company was selected for a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project to help the Space Force fully unleash machine learning within its OSAM-aligned production environments, according to…

Watchdog: DOD still hasn’t fully implemented predictive maintenance on any weapon systems

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Data and algorithm deficiencies, workforce culture, and limited funding are just some of the challenges that have contributed to predictive maintenance not being fully implemented on any of the Defense Department’s weapon systems to date — a trend which could increase sustainment costs and reduce weapons availability, according to a Pentagon watchdog. Predictive maintenance is a technique military officials apply to forecast the future failure points for weapons components before…