|Space Surveillance & Tracking|
|Friday, 30 March 2012|
International collaboration in Space Situational Awareness / Space Surveillance and Tracking (SSA/SST) programs:
The TFRM's collaboration in the SSA/SST international effort develops in two differents projects: The European Space Agency (ESA) program and the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) survey.
Fig.1 Uncertainties in the position of the MSG2 satellite, at 2 sigmas (95%) and in RIC coordinates. It is cearly noticeable the characteristic increasing of the Intrack uncertainty during daytime.
Furthermore, TFRM is participating during the whole year 2012 in the ESA Surveillance campaing (CO-VIII) and we expect a TFRM's active participation in the future SSA Programme from 2013.
ISON is a civilian non-governmental project devoted to space debris research and space situation awareness.TFRM is collaborating with ISON in its sistematic survey of the GEO Protected Zone since 2011. For the image reduction and detection of geosynchronous objects we're using the advanced software APEX II, developed by V. Kouprianov (Pulkovo Observatory) and widely validated. As a result of this collaboration, we are one of the sensors that contributes to the completeness of the objects without Two-Line-Element data of ESA's DISCOS data base, as stated at the last "Classification of Geosynchronous Objects Report" issued by ESA.
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