Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is increasingly becoming a dynamic space economy. New commercial space companies, operators, launch providers, and military capabilities pose significant challenges (debris and collisions) to ensuring the free-flow of space commerce. Space Situational Awareness (SSA) / Space Traffic Management (STM) is quickly becoming a growing international interest area as the increasing number of space objects presents challenges for the safety, stability, and sustainability of space operations.
TIMELY OPERATING ENVIRONMENT KNOWLEDGE
SOARS promotes the long term sustainability of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Space commerce through:
Long-term Sustainability: Enhanced trackability and enabled de-orbit services / disposal
Operator Reporting / Transparency: Rapid orbit determination, continued Post- life position reporting, and anomaly resolution
Enhanced Situational Awareness: Positive Object Identification and In-situ environmental monitoring
Traffic Management: Monitoring space “Norms of Behavior” and alert notifications