[Via Satellite 10-13-2015] The German Aerospace Center, Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) has joined the Space Data Association (SDA), an international group of satellite operators that promote the sharing of space environment and RF spectrum data in a controlled, safe and reliable manner.
DLR conducts Research and Development (R&D) work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security, which is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures.
As a member of the SDA, DLR will receive immediate access to information that improves operations for conjunction assessment, RF interference, and geolocation support, as well as providing authoritative contact information for a given space object, according to SDA.
“The SDA will give us important access to reliable space environment data, as well as connections to other members. We look forward to also contributing to that data supply, enabling SDA to further increase its reliable and usable information for satellite operators across the globe,” said Michael Kirschner, flight dynamics, DLR.