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Institut aéronautique et spatial du Canada

ASTRO 2020 Virtual Session | Space Situational Awareness Technical Session

  • November 12, 2020
  • 13:00 - 15:30
  • A CASI Zoom Event
  • 164


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Technical Session

Space Situational Awareness

Space Situational Awareness (SSA) is the practice of sensing and understanding outer space with a view towards safety of space flight and the maintenance of a sustainable, secure space environment.

Recently, Space Domain Awareness (SDA) has received an increased profile emphasizing the risks posed by the changing security environment, an increasing space debris population and other risks which, more broadly, could inhibit space operations. SDA builds on SSA, but is defined as “Actionable knowledge to predict, avoid, deter, operate through, recover from, and/or attribute cause of loss or degradation of space capabilities and services”.

This session presents papers on current and future SSA and SDA issues with an emphasis on Canadian space operations. Each presentation will be followed by a few minutes for questions from the audience.


Space-based Photometric Observations of the SpaceX Starlink Constellation Satellites - Preliminary Findings

Chance Johnson | DRDC

A LADAR and Optronics Based System for Space Object Identification

Houman Hakima | Space Strategies Consulting Ltd.

Canadian SSA Measurements during the Multinational Phantom Echoes Space Situational Awareness Experiment

Lauchie Scott | DRDC

Unknown Maneuver Detection Filtering Technique and Application

Shaziana Kaderali | McGill University

Rise of NEOSSat: From Tumbling Microsatellite to Pioneering Space Telescope

Viqar Abbasi | Canadian Space Agency

Update on NEOSSat Space Domain Awareness Capabilities

Stefan Thorsteinson | DRDC


Lauchie Scott | DRDC

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