Space Situational Awareness (SSA) 2015

Space Situational Awareness (SSA) 2015
College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

The 2015 Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Forum will be held at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Hyattsville, Maryland, U.S.A. on May 12-13, 2015.

The 2015 Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Forum will be held at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Hyattsville, Maryland, U.S.A. on May 12-13, 2015.

The theme of the inaugural two day event is “Accelerating Space Situational Awareness Capabilities.” It will bring together a community of experts from Government, Space Agencies, Satellite/Spacecraft Operators, Space Lawyers, Space Insurance providers and Defense. The event will focus on understanding and predicting the physical location of natural and manmade objects in orbit around the Earth, with the objective of avoiding collisions and protecting space infrastructure.

Registration is open online.

Col. Harold Martin, director of National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing and Kenneth Hodgkins, director of State Department Office of Space and Advanced Technology will be among the featured speakers at the panel discussion on Emerging GNSS Applications.

Other topics include:

  • AFSPC: The Future GNSS, GPS Program and the Next Five Years
  • Promoting Space Security and Sustainability
  • The Astrodynamics Innovation (AIC) and International Participation
  • An Examination of the CNES Role in French Space Surveillance
  • Exploring Current and Global SSA Capabilities and Programmes
  • SSA and Collision Avoidance Activities
  • Understanding Current SSA Technologies Being Developed
  • SDA CA Operations
  • SMARTnet – Final Testing
  • The Importance of Space and Cyberspace: Global Coverage and Global Access
  • Space Weather on Critical Operations and Activities in the High North
  • The Impact of Space Weather on Space Exploration
  • Space Situational Awareness Sharing for the 21st Century
  • ….and more.

With a focus on solving the political issues but not ignoring the technical, Space Situational Awareness 2015 is the second gathering of dedicated SSA experts from across Europe and the USA, to discuss and debate the business, political and technical challenges that lie ahead.

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