SMi is proud to announce the 13th Annual Military Space Situational Awareness Conference taking place on the 25th and 26th of April 2018 in London, UK.

With the defence industry becoming ever more data driven, ensuring that space systems can operate safely and efficiently is crucial for government and military agencies. The aim of Military SSA 2018 will be to bring together key military, government, civilian and industry stakeholders to discuss approaches and strategies for how a holistic approach to Space Situational Awareness (SSA) can be successfully implemented at a time when the domain is growing increasingly congested with active satellites as well as space junk and debris. In addition with plans for satellite launches and LEO mega-constellations increasing at an alarming rate, the issue of space governance in this ill-defined domain requires immediate consideration to ensure that necessary safe and responsible space exploitation can continue for years to come.

As space debris grows, access to space surveillance and tracking (SST) data is now vital. This has led to an increased demand for next-generation sensor and radar capabilities to ensure that nations can keep crucial assets protected and on task to deliver real time SAT data to their operational forces.

Further topics discussed at this year’s event will also include how SSA has become a collaborative effort, an understanding of the operating space environment, and how space weather must be considered an integral component of SSA services.

Find out more about the Annual Military SSA Conference.