NASA Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Overview

SSA is defined as "the requisite current and predictive knowledge of the space environment and the operational environment upon which space operations depend". SSA provides knowledge and understanding of threats posed to space systems by adversaries and the environment and is essential in developing and employing space asset protection measures. NASA is both a provider and consumer of SSA data. This talk will describe the Agency's role in SSA, with particular emphasis on the robotic conjunction assessment effort. SSA policy, procedures, interfaces, and goals will be discussed.

Presenters: Lauri Kraft Newman