The research arm of COMSPOC Corp., the Center for Space Standards & Innovation (CSSI), fosters mutually-acceptable astrodynamic standards, enables data exchange, and creates innovative technical solutions that serve public interests in civil, commercial, academic, national, and international space communities.


CSSI aspires to:

  • Promote optimum use of space assets to further enhance U.S. security and public awareness of space information
  • Promote space security, safety, and sustainability
  • Foster innovation in space control, technology, commerce, and exploration
  • Encourage interoperability as a central resource for open, readily available, industry-wide standards
  • Compile and disseminate accurate industry information, including the most capable techniques, sources, practices, and tools for space and defense applications
  • Support high standards by advocating state-of-the-art advancements
  • Encourage young talent and creative ideas to thrive in the aerospace field

Meet the Team

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Daniel Oltrogge

Director, Integrated Operations and Research

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Dr. Sal Alfano

Senior Research Astrodynamicist

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David A. Vallado

Senior Research Astrodynamicist

Resources

Publications

The CSSI team frequently presents their research at industry events and publishes papers, textbooks, and resources for the community.

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CelesTrak

Founded by Dr. T.S. Kelso and operated since 1985, CelesTrak has established a credible reputation worldwide for providing educational materials and standard data to the space community such as two-line element sets, Earth Orientation Parameters, solar weather data, geomagnetic indices, precision orbit ephemerides, and associated models and documentation.

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Satellite Orbital Conjunction Reports Assessing Threatening Encounters in Space (SOCRATES)

SOCRATES offers a free list of top 10 possible conjunctions by maximum probability and minimum range.

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Number of Encounters Assessment Tool (NEAT)

Using a fast, probability-based algorithm, assess collision risk by adjusting key parameters including constellation size, orbit altitude, and inclination.

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