The European Union is launching a new space management initiative to develop its capabilities in this field, while working with the United States and the United Nations.
On February 15, the European Commission published a “joint communication” outlining the European Union’s approach to space management (STM) and calling for EU capabilities to monitor objects and assist responsible space operations, and to develop international regulations for safe operations.
The in a common connection Part of the proposal is to improve the capabilities of the European Union’s Space Monitoring and Tracking (SST) programme. This program provides call notifications to European satellite operators, but above all It is based on the American Spacecraft Catalogsupplemented with some European data.
The European Union proposes to build its own resources for awareness of the state of space, including the creation of tracking tools outside continental Europe for better coverage. The proposal also calls for the development of automatic collision avoidance technologies and “quantum technology” to reduce collision risks.
The document aims to develop an architectural analysis to update the EU SST system by mid-2023 and begin installing new tracking tools by 2025.
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