Space Situational Awareness (SSA): Ensuring the Long-Term Sustainability of Outer Space

With thousands of active and inactive satellites currently orbiting the Earth alongside millions of pieces of debris, space traffic is growing at an unprecedented rate. As of 2022, there are over 5,000 operational satellites along with hundreds of thousands of debris objects being tracked by global SSA networks. The growing congestion in low Earth orbit threatens the ongoing safe and sustainable use of space for decades to come.