EU Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) Service Portfolio now available
The SST Cooperation published an updated EU Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) Service Portfolio. The publication presents in a visual and user-friendly way how the SST Consortium and SatCen have worked hand in hand to develop a European SST capability which contributes to safeguard the European space infrastructure.
SST refers to the capacity to detect, catalogue and predict the movements of space objects orbiting the Earth. The SST services assess the risk of in-orbit collisions and uncontrolled re-entry of space debris into the Earth’s atmosphere, and detect and characterise in-orbit fragmentations.
The eight Member States of the SST Consortium - France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and United Kingdom – and SatCen form the SST Cooperation. SatCen is the SST Front Desk distributing SST services to all EU countries, EU institutions, spacecraft owners and operators, and civil protection authorities through the SST Service Provision Portal. In addition, SatCen is responsible for user engagement, dissemination and performance reporting activities.
The EU SST Service Portfolio contains a detailed description of the services, including key features, products and how these services are delivered via the SST Portal. It is illustrated with images from the services, the SST Service Provision Portal and sample reports, which help to better understand the added value that is provided to users. Currently more than 90 organisations are receiving these services and 140+ European satellites are safeguarded from the risk of collision.
In parallel, the EU SST website has also been updated to align its content to the new Portfolio. The structure of the site has been enhanced in order to make information and news about EU SST easier to retrieve.