to: 16 Nov 2020




On 16 November, in the context of the EU Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) Support Framework, the SST Cooperation is organising the 2nd EU SST Webinar on the topic of operations in Space Surveillance and Tracking. EU SST experts will present how the different Operations Centres and the SST Front Desk are currently working for providing the SST services – Collision Avoidance, Re-entry Analysis, and Fragmentation Analysis. The webinar will include the special participation of EUMETSAT, the European Commission and the European External Action Service. Registrations are open on this website and are free of charge.

The agenda of the webinar will address topics such as:

  • how the SST Support Framework contributes to safeguarding European space infrastructure;
  • the EU SST architecture and service provision model;
  • the three SST services: Collision Avoidance, Re-entry Analysis, and Fragmentation Analysis;
  • the safety, security and sustainability of outer space.

The webinar speakers will introduce cases of potential collisions in space, major space objects break-ups and re-entries and will be ready to answer questions from the participants.

The Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) Support Framework was established by the European Union in 2014 with the Decision 541/2014/EU of the European Parliament and the Council (SST Decision). This Decision foresaw the creation of an SST Consortium of, initially, five EU Member States – France, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom – and then eight with the addition of Poland, Portugal and Romania in 2018. SST refers to the capacity to detect, catalogue and predict the movements of space objects orbiting the Earth. Since 2016, the SST Consortium and the European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen) have worked together to develop a European SST capability, and formed the SST Cooperation.

The Consortium’s Member States have networked their assets to provide, through the SST Service Provision Portal operated by SatCen, a set of SST services to all EU countries, EU institutions, spacecraft owners and operators, and civil protection authorities. Currently, more than 90 organisations are receiving the SST services and 140+ European satellites are safeguarded from the risk of collision. For more information visit the EU SST website or read the EU SST Service Portfolio.