ila logo.jpg 6 June 2008. The findings of ESPI’s study on Space Situational Awareness (SSA) were an important part of presentations given at a symposium during the Berlin Airshow (ILA) and at the leading space conference in Japan (ISTS).

At the Berlin Airshow (ILA), ESPI Research Fellow Wolfgang Rathgeber had been asked to participate in a panel within a symposium on the utilization of space for security and defence purposes organized by the German Air Force. He discussed boundary conditions and a potential future of international space security cooperation, using the example of the European Space Situational Awareness initiative.

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Panel with ESPI’s Research Fellow Wolfgang Rathgeber

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At the 26th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (ISTS) in Japan, Wolfgang Rathgeber spoke within the space law and policy session, presenting key aspects of a European Space Situational Awareness System. ISTS is Japan’s leading and the world’s second biggest space conference, gathering numerous international experts.

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Presentation at ISTS

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Both presentations built upon findings and incorporated elements of the previous ESPI study on Space Situational Awareness that had been presented earlier this year in Brussels (webnews here). The timeliness of the issue and the upcoming decision of the ESA Ministerial Council contribute to a high topical relevance and a continued interest in ESPI’s work.

photo credits: ESPI, ILA, ISTS

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