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
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