NEO and Debris Detection Conference - Exploiting Synergies


Darmstadt, January 22, 2019

This ESA conference will bring together the NEO and Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) communities. Collisions with space objects can lead to catastrophic events, destroying satellites and creating more fragments. Space objects and NEOs regularly enter the Earth atmosphere and, if they exceed a given size or composition, fragments can reach the ground. To support safe operations and to enable the protection of populations and infrastructure, on-ground space surveillance systems and prediction capabilities have been established world-wide. This international conference will focus on recent progress made by exploring the synergies between search programmes, orbit determination, and risk management for NEOs and space objects. Key aspects of synergies are telescopes and radar systems, instrumentation, observation techniques, data processing approaches, and standardisation of data exchange.