Des Moines analytics startup InfraLytiks is participating in the Catalyst Space Accelerator based in Colorado Springs, Colo., one of eight companies to join the accelerator that began Jan. 6. The Air Force Research Lab — Space Vehicles Directorate Catalyst Space Accelerator is a three-month program that dedicated its fifth cohort to data fusion for space applications. Cohort founders are introduced to representatives of the Department of Defense and “commercial sherpas” to make connections with potential customers and partners. InfraLytiks is a data analytics and automation company that uses machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence to deliver automation projects. The company works with data from satellites, fixed-wing aircraft, drones and other sources to analyze HD, 3D, thermal and LiDAR data.