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Study on Suitable Governance and Data Policy models for a European Space Situational Awareness (SSA) System

2008 - 2008

The study was commissioned by the European Space Agency (ESA) from a consortium led by FRS (Fondation pour la Récherche Stratégique, Paris). The study aimed to analyse a future European Space Situational Awareness (SSA) system, that is a system for surveillance of the space environment in the terrestrial orbit. The SSA is an innovative system with strong international implications from the strategic, political, technological and industrial point of view. In particular, the project's objective was to draw up options to establish suitable governance and data policies for the information that will potentially be acquired by a future European SSA system, considering such critical issues as legal aspects and the confidentiality of the information in a cooperative European framework.

Sponsor: ESA