With the increase of the orbital population and with the need of observing smaller objects to better protect the EU space assets, the need and added-value of developing Space-Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) missions in complement to ground SST networks shall be studied in Europe.
(to be developed)
-Study and assess several technical solutions for the development of a future European capability of SBSS
-Explore the use of small satellite solutions to reduce CAPEX and OPEX
-To develop in the mid-term the European capacity to operate independently SBSS
-To reduce the dependence on critical SBSS technologies and capabilities from outside Europe