2021 NASA Software of the Year Award

Emergent Provides Key Support on Winning Team for 2021 NASA Software of the Year

October 2021

Emergent Space Technologies, Inc is proud to announce that Dr. Ravi Mathur, Emergent’s Director of Research & Development, is one of the recipients of the 2021 NASA Software of the Year Award for the Copernicus Trajectory Design and Optimization System. Copernicus allows spacecraft designers to model complex trajectories between planets, moons, asteroids, and any other points in space. Dr. Mathur is one of the original developers of Copernicus and created the OpenFrames software that enables 3D interactive visualizations in Copernicus as well as in NASA’s General Mission Analysis Tool. He has led Emergent’s efforts to actively promote the use of realtime 3D visualizations in both civil and defense sectors of the aerospace industry, and the 2021 Software of the Year award highlights our initial success.