Space security is of growing concern to all spacefaring nations. Both the increasing number of artificial space objects and the number of near-Earth objects (NEO) pose a serious threat to our orbital and ground infrastructure.

The EUROPEAN CONFERENCES ON SPACE DEBRIS are the largest gatherings on this topic. Internationally renowned scientists, engineers, operators, industry experts, lawyers, and policy makers gather to discuss various aspects of space debris research, including measurement techniques, environmental modeling theories, risk analysis techniques, protection designs, mitigation and remediation approaches, and standardization, policy, regulation, and legal issues. Over four days, the EIGHTH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON SPACE DEBRIS will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of recent results and for setting future directions for research and collaboration.

Fraunhofer FHR participates in the conference with a variety of technical presentations and posters.