WASHINGTON — Orbit Logic, a developer of mission planning and scheduling software for satellite ground systems, has been acquired by aerospace and defense engineering contractor Boecore, the companies announced Feb. 13.

Boecore, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, provides systems engineering, cybersecurity and software services to the Defense Department and contractors in the defense, space and missile defense sectors. The company in January 2022 was acquired by Enlightenment Capital, a private equity firm based in the Washington, D.C. area,

Enlightenment Capital principal Thomas Young said the acquisition of Orbit Logic will help Boecore expand its footprint in the space sector. “Orbit Logic has developed a powerful suite of software tools that enable mission success in the space sector,” he said 

Orbit Logic, founded in 2000, is based in Greenbelt, Maryland. The value of the acquisition was not disclosed.

The company “has a proven ability to develop and deliver advanced software products to its space customers,” said Tom Dickson, president of Boecore. 

Alex Herz, co-founder and president of Orbit Logic, said the combination will “make our combined solutions more impactful to the space and defense communities.”

Orbit Logic developed the SpyMeSat mobile and web-based app that gives users on-demand access to commercial satellite imagery. The company last year was selected by Northrop Grumman to develop sensor-planning software for the U.S. Space Force’s Deep-Space Advanced Radar Capability (DARC) space surveillance radar.

Sandra Erwin writes about military space programs, policy, technology and the industry that supports this sector. She has covered the military, the Pentagon, Congress and the defense industry for nearly two decades as editor of NDIA’s National Defense...