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EU SST monitors re-entry of space object ISS DEB
8 March 2024

Signature of EU-funded grants closes a landmark year for EU SST
20 December 2023

EU SST takes part in EUSPA’s User Consultation Platform for the first time
15 December 2023

EU SST supports ESA on the re-entry of Aeolus
2 August 2023

EUSPA, the new EU SST Front Desk
3 July 2023

New EU SST Partnership of 15 Member States signed
20 December 2022

EU SST confirms re-entry of space object CZ-5B
4 November 2022

EU SST and the U.S. Office of Space Commerce collaborate on SSA data sharing study
5 October 2022

EU SST confirms re-entry of space object CZ-5B
30 July 2022

We need your feedback! Help us improve our communication activities
15 June 2022

EU SST Communication & Coordination Platform now available
13 June 2022

First European Union Industry and Start-ups Forum on STM event in April
20 April 2022

EU SST is the key operational capability for the EU approach to Space Traffic Management
16 February 2022

EU SST organises two industry and start-ups workshops in February
17 January 2022

EU SST supports end-of-life operations for first European weather satellite in polar orbit
2 December 2021

EU SST confirms the fragmentation of space object COSMOS 1408
18 November 2021

EU SST joins Net Zero Space initiative calling for protection of Earth’s orbital environment
12 November 2021

EU SST confirms re-entry of space object CZ-5B R/B
19 May 2021

EU SST ready to be part of the new EU Space Programme
29 April 2021

EU SST confirms no collision between space objects SL-8 R/B and OPS 6182
16 April 2021

EU SST supports Galileo: first collision avoidance manoeuvre for a Galileo spacecraft
23 March 2021

EU SST: a precursor capability for space traffic coordination
22 December 2020

Scientific publications

ATLAS: latest advancements and first observations
17 February 2024
Pandeirada J., Bergano M., Marques P., Coelho B., Barbosa D., Figueiredo M., Remote Sensing, MDPI

Radar observation and reconstruction of Cosmos 1408 fragmentation
30 November 2023
Muciaccia A., Facchini L., Montaruli M.F., Purpura G., Detomaso R., Colombo C., Massari M., Di Lizia P., Di Cecco A., Salotti L., Bianchi G., Journal of Space Safety Engineering, Elsevier

A stochastic approach to detect fragmentation epoch from a single fragment orbit determination
1 November 2023
Montaruli M.F., Di Lizia P., Cordelli E., Ma H., Siminski J., Advances in Space Research, Elsevier

Recent developments in the implementation of European Space Surveillance & Tracking (EU SST) – Security and data policy
2 May 2021
Becker M., Faucher P., Journal of Space Safety Engineering, Elsevier

UNOOSA Case Studies – Safety of Operations
19 February 2021
EU SST, Implementation of the Guidelines for the Long-term Sustainability (LTS) of Outer Space Activities of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space – Operational Case Studies, UNOOSA

European Space Surveillance and Tracking Support Framework
9 October 2020
Peldszus R., Faucher P., Handbook of Space Security, Springer, pp 883-904

Events

ICEX workshop on EUSPA, Madrid
16 April 2024
“Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST)” – presentation by João Alves

International SSA/STM Policy Exchange, Colorado
8 April 2024
Update on the EU Space Surveillance and Tracking by Dr Pascal Faucher

Policy Symposium – UN/Portugal Management and Sustainability of Outer Space Activities Conference preparatory event
14 March 2024
Panel discussion “Space Traffic Management” – watch intervention by Dr Pascal Faucher

UNOOSA Workshop of the Working Group on the Long-Term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities, Vienna
6 February 2024
Panel 2 “Safety of space operations” – watch intervention by Dr Pascal Faucher

2nd International Orbital Debris Conference, Texas
4-7 December 2023
“European Union Space Surveillance and Tracking: current state of play and strategic vision” – paper and presentation
“Generic orbit determination routine to support space object catalogue maintenance” – see paper and presentation
“Operational application of an adaptive beamforming approach for angular track estimation in survey radars” – see paper and presentation

Technical Symposium – UN/Portugal Management and Sustainability of Outer Space Activities Conference preparatory event
29 November 2023
Panel discussion “Space Surveillance and Tracking & Orbital Data Catalogues” moderated by Dr Pascal Faucher – watch it here

EU Space Week 2023, Seville
7-9 November 2023
User Consultation Platform: Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) – see presentation
Panel “EU Space: Space Traffic Management” moderated by João Alves – watch intervention by Dr Pascal Faucher

Software Defined Space Conference, Tallinn
1 November 2023
“Keynote speech on European Union Space Surveillance and Tracking” – see presentation by Dr Pascal Faucher
Fireside chat “Space Safety and Traffic Coordination Platforms” with the participation of João Alves

Airspace Integration Week, Madrid
25-28 September 2023
Panel “SSA contribution to a safe airspace management. SST, SWE & NEO” with the participation of João Alves and José María Hermoso

24th AMOS conference, Hawaii
19-22 September 2023
“EU SST sensor calibration procedure” – see paper
“Presentation of the European Union Space Surveillance and Tracking (EU SST) R&D plan” – see paper and presentation
“US-EU SST data exchange for improved orbital safety” – see paper and presentation

AIDAA XXVII International Congress, Padova, Italy
4-9 September 2023
“The new transmitting antenna for BIRALES” – see paper

KPMG panel “Sustainability in space”, Paris
20 June 2023
Panel with intervention by Dr Pascal Faucher

12th IAASS Conference, Osaka, Japan
22-24 May 2023
“Future evolutions of EU SST Collision Avoidance service”

UNOOSA 2023 Event Series: “Awareness-raising and capacity-building related to the implementation of the LTS Guidelines”
22 May 2023
Event 2: “Section B – Safety of space operations” – watch intervention by Dr Pascal Faucher

18th Military Space Situational Awareness Conference, London
27 April 2023
“The Portuguese MoD SST services” – see presentation

SpaceOps 2023, Dubai
7 March 2023
Panel “Space Traffic Management – Needs and solutions”, with intervention by Dr Pascal Faucher

15th European Space Conference, Brussels
25 January 2023
Session “Space Traffic Management for a safe, secure and sustainable outer space” – watch intervention by Dr Pascal Faucher

2nd NEO and Debris Detection Conference, Darmstadt, Germany
24-26 January 2023
“Adding surveillance capabilities to a LEO tracker using a low-cost wide field of view detection system” – see paper
“An operational procedure to estimate the fragmentation epoch from a single fragment observation” – see paper
“New STM services: Radio-Frequency Interference events detection, characterisation and source identification” – see paper
“Passive Ranging solution design to maintain a catalogue of active objects in GEO” – see paper
“SUTED4L – Study for the application of the Flyeye telescope to the survey of the High-LEO orbital region” – see paper and presentation

ICECCME 2022, Maldives
16 November 2022
“A new concept of transmitting antenna on bi-static radar for space debris monitoring” – see paper

INTEGRAL and SAURON joint dissemination event, Rome
14 November 2022
“The role of Defence in EU SST” – see presentation

Paris Peace Forum
12 November 2022
Roundtable “Collision avoided: cooperating globally to mitigate risks of collision in orbit” – watch intervention by Dr Pascal Faucher

23rd AMOS conference, Hawaii
27-30 September 2022
“A statistical approach to identify fragmentation epoch from a single fragment surveillance radar observation” – see paper
“Design and test of optical surveillance strategies for EU SST network performances studies” – see paper
“Passive Ranging solution design to improve CA services” – see paper
“System approach to analyse the performance of current and future EU Space Surveillance and Tracking system at Service Provision level” – see paper and presentation
Panel “SSA Policy Forum – The European perspective on Space Traffic Management” – watch intervention by Dr Pascal Faucher

73rd International Astronautical Congress, Paris
18-22 September 2022
“An advanced tool to determine the apparent rotation period of a space object from a fusion of measurements” – see paper and presentation
“ATLAS: deployment, control platform and first RSO measurements” – see paper and presentation
“CLOWN: a new tool for cloud detection with an All-Sky camera for optimization of space-debris surveys” – see paper and presentation
“Data fusion of multiple orbital data sources for optimum Collision Avoidance services at EU SST” – see paper
“Design and test of an optical daylight tracking capability for LEO, MEO, GEO” – see paper and presentation
“Developing a data fusion concept for radar and optical ground based SST station” – see paper
“How will COPLA work within EU SST?” – see paper
“Observation and analysis of Cosmos 1408 fragmentation” – see paper
“Should I stay or should I go? Machine Learning applied to conjunction analysis” – see paper and presentation
“SSA observation campaign of the ELSA-d mission” – see paper and presentation

SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, Montréal, Canada
21 July 2022
“Steps forward to SST applications of slit-less multi-object spectroscopy with the SuperFOSC camera at the Loiano astronomical observatory” – see paper

6th PSSI Space Security Conference, Prague
19-21 June 2022
Panel “Architecture and policies for partner space domain awareness”, with intervention by Dr Pascal Faucher – see photos

SSA Operators’ Workshop, Colorado
1-2 June 2022
“EU SST Collision Avoidance service in real operation scenarios” – see presentation
“CONAN: Conjunction analysis tool for EU SST CA service users” – see presentation

17th Military Space Situational Awareness Conference, London
27 April 2022
“EU Space Surveillance and Tracking: state of play and main developments” – see presentation

3rd IAA Conference on Space Situational Awareness (ICSSA), Madrid
4-6 April 2022
Keynote “EU SST and a closer look to its Collision Avoidance (CA) service” – see presentation
“Coordinated planner algorithms” – see paper and presentation
“CONAN: Conjunction analysis tool for EU SST CA service users” – see paper and presentation
“Strategy for GEO survey and results from NEEMO-T03 telescope in Romania” – see paper and presentation
“The national challenges of Space Surveillance and Tracking’s technological solutions” – see paper and presentation

European Commission and MEP Marian Marinescu event “Building a common EU approach on STM”, Brussels
23 March 2022
Panel “Implementation of the recently published STM Communication” – see presentation

Secure World Foundation and Aerospace Security event “Dancing Lights in Space: How to Manage The Risks of Satellite Close Approaches in Geostationary Orbit”
26 January 2022
Panel “How well can we monitor and characterize close approaches in GEO?” – watch intervention by Marc Becker

14th European Space Conference, Brussels
25 January 2022
Session “Keeping Europe’s space domain operational: STM, SSA/SST”, with intervention by Dr Pascal Faucher – see photos

Ifri’s Conference “Space and Quantum Technologies: What Strategies and Industrial Models for Europe?”, Paris
18 November 2021
Panel “Space security issues” – watch intervention by Dr Pascal Faucher

Paris Peace Forum
12 November 2021
Roundtable “Final frontier, final hide-and-seek: Developing capacities for outer space monitoring and operations” moderated by Marc Becker – watch it here

Space Azores – International Conference On The Strategy Of The Azores For Space
11 November 2021
Panel “The partners’ views” – watch intervention by Céline Bouhey

Cyber and Space Security Conference, Tallinn
10 November 2021
Panel “How to Implement Secure and Interoperable Exchange of SST Data” – watch intervention by Marc Becker

Portugal’s Space Defence Conference
26 October 2021
Roundtable “Space as an Instrument of European Policy” – watch intervention by Marc Becker

72nd International Astronautical Congress, Dubai
25-29 October 2021
“Evaluating the performance of current and future EU Space Surveillance and Tracking system” – see paper
“Resident space object orbit determination using a multireceiver radar system” – see paper

ICECCME 2021, Mauritius
7-8 October 2021
“A new concept of bi-static radar for space debris detection and monitoring” – see paper

3rd EU SST Webinar: Building the future of SST
5 October 2021
More info and presentation here

22nd AMOS conference, Hawaii
17 September 2021
“System Approach to Analyse the Performance of the EU Space Surveillance and Tracking system” – see paper

16th Military Space Situational Awareness Conference
29 April 2021
“EU Space Surveillance and Tracking: State of play and main developments” – see presentation

8th European Conference on Space Debris
20-23 April 2021
“Enhancing the knowledge on space debris attitude and position combining radar and optical observations” – see paper
“Machine Learning applied to the optimization of SST sensor tasking” – see paper
“Manoeuvre detection and estimation based on sensor and orbital data” – see paper
“Resident space object track reconstruction using a multireceiver radar system” – see paper
“State vector uncertainty and maneuver errors: analysis of the early orbit and station-keeping phases of an electrical satellite” – see paper

Aerospace’s The Space Policy Show
25 February 2021
“Space Security/SSA – A View From Europe” – watch interview with Dr. Regina Peldszus

2nd EU SST Webinar: Operations in Space Surveillance and Tracking
16 November 2020
More info, recorded webinar and presentation here

71st International Astronautical Congress
12 October 2020
“EU Space Surveillance & Tracking – Security and Data Policy” – see paper and presentation
“EU Space Surveillance & Tracking – State of Play & Perspectives” – see paper and presentation

15th Military Space Situational Awareness Conference
4 September 2020
“European Space Surveillance and Tracking” – see presentation

Aerospace IAASS Space Traffic Management Webinar
1 September 2020
“EU Space Surveillance & Tracking – Governance, Operations & Security Perspectives in STM” – see presentation

Safety of Spaceflight: Looking back at the past decade, looking ahead at the next five years, Washington
29 July 2020
Watch panel discussion here

International Symposium on Ensuring Stable Uses of Outer Space 2020, Tokyo
28 February 2020
“EU SST Support Framework – SST in Europe” – see presentation

12th European Space Conference, Brussels
21-22 January 2020

First International Orbital Debris Conference, Texas
9 December 2019
“Operational Space Surveillance and Tracking in Europe” – see paper

1st EUSST Webinar
27 November 2019
More information and the recorded webinar can be found here

International CA Workshop, Paris
26 June 2019

EDA SSA Workshop, Brussels
20 June 2019

15th SMI Military Space Situational Awareness, London
1 April 2019

SSA Operators´ Workshop, Denver
14 November 2018

Space Security in the 2020’s: Transatlantic Perspectives, Brussels
27 November 2018

12th ESPI Autumn Conference, Vienna
27 September 2018
“EU Space Surveillance and Tracking Support Framework – A Consortium of Member States Safeguarding European Infrastructure and Orbital Environment” – see presentation

20th AMOS conference, Hawaii
11 September 2018
“System Level Studies to Design Optical Surveillance Networks in the Frame of the EU SST Support Framework”, see technical paper

Space Security Roundtable, Prague
18 May 2018

6th EU Civil Protection Forum, Brussels
5 May 2018

SMI Military SSA Conference, London
25 April 2018

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