Seven Benefit Case Studies of ESA's Space Safety programme

Seven Benefit Case Studies of ESA's Space Safety programme [Jan/2023]

The ESA Space Safety Programme (S2P) contributes to the protection of our planet, humanity and assets in space and on Earth from hazards originating in Space, providing safety from such hazards as a service to society. ESA Space Safety activities save billions of euros to the European economy and society, providing services to critical infrastructures and terrestrial market segments such as resource exploitation, aviation or power grids operations but also reducing potentially devastating damages that could result from catastrophic events.

In 2022, seven case studies were developed by the consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on a selection of S2P activities, demonstrating their benefits specifically in terms of innovation, industry competitiveness and market opportunities. The seven selected case studies provide concise and robust evidence of the benefits generated, covering the main pillars of ESA S2P:

  • Space Weather (SWE): Aurora Oval Monitoring Mission and Nanosats;
  • Space Debris: Laser Tracking and Momentum Transfer and Destructive Re-entry Assessment Container Object (DRACO);
  • Planetary Defence: Flyeye Telescope and Mission in the InfraRed (NEOMIR);
  • One cross-cutting case study on the competitiveness segment.

To access the full study report, please click here (please log-in to access).

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