Aussies helping to solve the global space traffic management problem
The space environment is becoming an increasingly contested and congested domain. Over the next decade as many as 54,000 new satellites are expected to be launched into an orbit littered with space junk (debris) starting to resemble Saturn with rings of defunct human-made objects.
Keeping operational satellites free from collision and interference hazards will be a major challenge. In the field of space domain awareness (SDA), information ‘is king’. Knowing exactly what is in orbit, where it is at a given time, and who (if anyone) controls it?