The U.S. Strategic Command and California Polytechnic State University have agreed to exchange situational awareness data in the space domain.
Stratcom said ThursdayÂ it expanded the organization’s SSA program to the academic sector by partnering with Cal Poly in the data-sharing initiative.
âAcademic partnerships such as these provide a foundation for research in space,â said Rear Adm. Richard Correll, director of plans and policy at Stratcom.
âImproving SSA, through technical advancements and increased sharing, grows our collective ability to avoid collisions by rapidly detecting, warning, characterizing and attributing natural or man-made phenomena affecting space systems and the space environment,” Correll added.
More than 80 satellite companies and 20 countries signed data-sharing agreements with Stratcom in connection with the program. The Air Force Space Command collects and sharesÂ information necessary toÂ planÂ satellite maneuvers, addressÂ on-orbit anomalies, report electromagnetic interference, decommission satellites and conduct launch activities.
Cal PolyÂ has been providingÂ Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with data in efforts to help increase the safety ofÂ space flight for cubesats.