Space situational awareness and debris monitoring

Collisions in space with debris pose a risk to assets and life. Australia’s geographical position makes it an ideal location for space debris tracking and space traffic management activities.

The Centre for Space Situational Awareness Research (CeSSAR) is a transdisciplinary centre housed at The Australian National University Institute for Space (InSpace), in collaboration with the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas. Our vision is to incentivise responsible behaviour in space, through the development of technologies that can provide comprehensive open source data on objects in orbit, as well as track compliance with national and international norms regarding space debris mitigation, freedom from interference, and sustainability of outer space activities. 

Read more about CeSSAR here. Get in touch at cessar@anu.edu.au to learn more and meet our space-industry experts. Together we’ll innovate for space safety, security and sustainability.