Collaborative observation & analysis of Space debris with ISON Network

Space debris is non-functional man-made objects in earth’s orbit. Their number has increased tremendously and this can be attributed to the number of space launches in the last few decades. Their increasing growth has become a threat to the operational satellites and space crafts. Observation of Space Debris is very important for any “Development in Satellite Programs for Asia”.

In this project main focus on surveillance and research of space debris in Geostationary Orbit (GEO) from the Sri Lanka using light curve data that taken by an Optical Telescope in equatorial position. Sri Lanka locate is between 6 – 10 of North Latitude and between 80 – 82 of East Longitude.

Main target is to capture space debris larger than 10cm. Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT) is initiate positive steps to collaboration observation and research of Space Debris with International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) is a world-wide network of small optical telescopes, coordinated by Keldysh Institute for Applied Mathematics in Moscow. International technical collaboration is very important for the demand for high-quality observations of Space Debris.

As far as ISON has around 33 coordinated facilities around the Globe but do not have any observation facility near equatorial region.