Seeing Into Space: Perspectives and Initiatives for Enhancing Space Situational Awareness
Release Date: 01/06/2015
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Recorded December 9, 2014
Space situational awareness (SSA) - commonly defined as knowledge about the space environment and activities in space - is an important part of space sustainability, safety, and security. SSA has historically been mostly a military mission that focused on tracking the locations of objects in space and detecting space-based threats. However, the nature of SSA is evolving as the number of actors in space increases, including an increasing proportion of non-governmental players and space activities, and the nature of the threats to active satellites diversifies and expands to include natural and human-generated threats, as well as intentional and unintentional threats.
Secure World Foundation (SWF) held a luncheon panel discussion to discuss the changing nature of SSA and examine initiatives being developed by both the U.S. government and non-governmental entities to enhance SSA.
For more information, please visit the event page.
Panel 1 - Established Services, Providers, and Policies
Mr. Richard Buennneke, Senior Advisor for National Security Space Policy in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, U.S. Department of State
Mr. John Hill, Principal Director, Space Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense
Mr. Andrew D'Uva, President, Providence Access Company
Panel 2 - Emerging Services, Providers, and Policies
Dr. Michael Romanowski, Director, Commercial Space Integration, Federal Aviation Administration
Mr. Paul Welsh, Vice President of Business Development, Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI)
Mr. Matthew Bold, Chief Architect, Ground Based Space Situational Awareness (GBSSA), Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center
The discussion was be moderated by Mr. Brian Weeden, SWF Technical Advisor.