Space Situational Awareness
Space Situational Awareness (SSA) is the capability to detect, monitor, and predict the location and movement of objects in space, such as satellites, debris, and other spacecraft. SSA is essential for maintaining a safe and secure space environment, as it helps prevent collisions and ensures the responsible use of space resources. It involves using various sensors, such as radar and telescopes, as well as advanced data processing and analysis techniques to provide information on the position, orbit, and potential collisions of objects in space.
Check out Northstar, and how they are using optical space platforms to bring more insights about Space situational awareness.
Space debris is a serious problem, read how the ADLER missions are helping bring in-situ insights about microdebris in low earth orbit!