SWF co-hosted a discussion on potential future scenarios for space situational awareness (SSA) at the fifth annual AMOS Dialogue. This small, invitation-only workshop co-hosted by the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) was held during the 2017 Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference, in Maui, Hawaii, Sept. 19-22, 2017.
The goal of the AMOS Dialogue series is to facilitate discussion among key stakeholders in SSA, thereby promoting greater collaboration and cooperation to enhance SSA for safe and responsible space activities. To accomplish this, the Dialogue brings together representatives from current and future SSA programs and initiatives around the world with a variety of end
users and stakeholders so that they may exchange information and views in a not-for-attribution setting.
The topic of the 2017 AMOS Dialogue was the future of SSA, and how it might support future space traffic management (STM) regimes. The group discussed four theoretical scenarios for future STM regimes, how current trends compare with the scenarios, implications for governments and commercial operators, and policy considerations. The discussion supported a
study the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) is doing for the U.S. government. Discussion was not for attribution.