Space Situational Awareness Improvements

The desired outcome of this project is to: (i) maximize the information extracted from all sources of collected data (minimize ambiguity); (ii) gather data in a way that maximizes its information content (maximize efficiency), (iii) recover and predict the space domain with more realistic and accurate knowledge; and (iv) infer the space-based environment in a timely fashion so as to increase safety and enable effective decision making. Examine the uncertainty associated with resident space objects and the time propagation of these uncertainties through coordinated extensive research of: (1) Next Generation Space Catalog; (2) Resident Space Object Characterization; (3) Collision Avoidance/Conjunction Analysis; and (4) Orbital Safety and Debris Removal.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Commercial Space Transportation, Orbital Space Traffic Management


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $223975.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Davidian, Ken

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Colorado, Denver

    Denver, CO  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Scheeres, Dan

  • Start Date: 20110101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130531
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30463

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01483863
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 10-C-CST-CU
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 14 2013 1:01AM