SSA is an essential component of the EU Space Programme. By providing comprehensive knowledge and understanding about space hazards, SSA plays a key role in ensuring the safety and security of the European economies, societies and citizens who rely on space-based capabilities and applications such as communication, navigation and observation applications.
SSA covers three areas:
- Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) of man-made objects.
- Space Weather monitoring and forecast.
- Near-Earth Objects (NEO) monitoring