April 5, 2016 – Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) announced in a press release that Mike Wasson has joined the ComSpOC team as senior director, DoD Space Operations at AGI’s Colorado Springs office.
In his new position, Mike’s focus will be supporting DoD customers of the ComSpOC’s services and SSA solutions, including their application of space Battle Management Command and Control (BMC2) solutions.
“I’m very excited to be joining the ComSpOC team. I’ve worked closely with AGI and know the high quality of their products and the quality of their team. The timing is perfect for commercial industry to lead the dynamic and complex tasks of space cataloging and mission assurance.” said Mike Wasson.
Mike recently completed a 26 year career in the US Air Force, retiring at the rank of Colonel. He held a multitude of space operations and space surveillance leadership positions, including Chief, Combat Operations Division, and Deputy Director at the Joint Space Operations Center.
“Mike has a proven track record of over 25 years in US Air Force space operations. We are excited to add his leadership and practical experience to our ComSpOC team,” said Paul Graziani, chief executive officer and co-founder of AGI. “Mike’s contribution will enhance our ability to deliver value by even more effectively anticipating and solving the challenges that our customers face on a regular basis.”
In 2014, AGI established a Commercial Space Operations Center, which was subsequently incorporated as ComSpOC Corp. ComSpOC Corp. is an AGI affiliate. ComSpOC fuses satellite-tracking measurements from a geographically diverse set of optical, radio frequency (RF), radar and space-based sensors to generate HiDEph and other SSA data products. These results are available via subscription to the next-generation space catalog, SpaceBook™, which currently includes over 9,000 space objects, and 100% of all GEO objects.