Silverbird Astronautics

Space Situational Awareness

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As recent events have made clear, space is far from empty. Even in the absence of hostile intent, the space environment can be quite hazardous. The success of a space mission or operation requires constant awareness of the space environment, the presence and activities of other spacecraft, and the state of one's own spacecraft. Existing techniques are increasingly inadequate to this task.

Silverbird has experience with novel techniques for detecting and tracking spacecraft via optical methods and plume signatures. We have also worked with new methods of assessing a spacecraft's own state of health in matters concerning surface degradation and plasma interactions. We can support the development of improved Space Situational Awareness (SSA) architectures, or optimize the use of existing systems and available data to support a particular mission.

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