Space Safety Institute Mission Areas

The Space Safety Institute will provide objective, independent technical support to advance space safety systematically and holistically through innovation and collaboration in a number of mission areas.
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LAUNCH AND REENTRY SAFETY

One of the core mission areas of the Space Safety Institute is to advance launch and reentry safety including:

• Spaceport safety
• Design for demise
• Collision avoidance
• Trajectory characterization
• Environmental impact analysis
• Explosive and toxic hazard analysis
• Suborbital flight
• Commercial hypersonic flight
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SPACE OPERATIONS ASSURANCE

One of the core mission areas of the Space Safety Institute is to advance space operations assurance including:

• Satellite servicing
• Debris mitigation
• Active debris removal
• Collision avoidance maneuvers
• Traffic coordination
• Technical feasibility analysis
• Cost/benefit analysis
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SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

One of the core mission areas of the Space Safety Institute is to advance space situational awareness including:

• Ground and space-based data collection
• Orbit determination and conjunction analysis
• Event and anomaly analysis
• Atmospheric conditions
• Space Weather
• Space debris analysis and forecasting
• Drag modeling
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CYBERSECURITY IMPLEMENTATION

One of the core mission areas of the Space Safety Institute is to advance cybersecurity implementation including:

• Ground-based networking infrastructure
• Ground to space communications
• Space to space communications
• Quantum key distribution
• Standards development and analysis

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