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AI and Space Safety: Collision Risk Assessment

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Abstract

The New Space environment will introduce notorious changes in the space environment during the next decades with the irruption of mega-constellation, the boost of small satellites, and the generalization of low-thrust engines. Current safety strategies and collision avoidance procedures will no longer be capable to deal with the increase on conjunction alerts. Artificial intelligence appears to be the best strategy to cope with this new situation, thanks to its ability to perform faster than physical models and make decisions based on a wider range of parameters than human operators. This results in better performances when more data are available, as the situations will present on the coming years.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Maarten Adriaensen
    • 1
  1. 1.European Space AgencyParisFrance

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