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The following is a database of known organizations with either direct involvement in the orbital debris enterprise or that are developing technology that might be applicable. The database is divided by area of involvement, with links provided to their websites. If you know of an organization that is not included but should be, please contact the Center Director.
Organization Name Organization URL Country
Aerospace Corp. Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies http://www.aerospace.org/cords/

USA

Australian Space Academy http://www.spaceacademy.net.au/

Australia

Canadian Space Agency (CSA) http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/

Canada

Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research (CODER) http://www.coder.umd.edu

USA

Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) http://www.cnes.fr/web/CNES-en/7114-home-cnes.php

France

China National Space Administration http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_National_Space_Administration

China

Dinamica Srl http://www.dinamicatech.com/

Italy

European Space Agency (ESA) http://www.esa.int/ESA

EAU

European Space Operations Center (ESOC) http://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESOC/ESOC_Focal_point_for_ESA_space_debris_activitie...

Germany

German Aerospace Center (DLR) http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10008/

Germany

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

India

Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee http://www.iadc-online.org/index.cgi?item=home

International

International Academy of Astronautics http://iaaweb.org/content/view/277/416/

France

International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety http://iaass.space-safety.org/contact-us/

Netherlands

International Space Safety Foundation http://issf.space-safety.org/

USA

Italian Space Agency (ASI) http://www.asi.it/en

Italy

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Japan

NASA Orbital Debris Program Office http://orbitaldebris.jsc.nasa.gov/

USA

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Russia

Secure World Foundation http://swfound.org/space-sustainability-101/the-persistent-problem-of-orbital-de...

USA

Space Frontier Foundation http://spacefrontier.org

USA

State Space Agency of Ukraine (SSAU)

Ukraine

UK Space Agency (UKSA)

UK

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs http://www.oosa.unvienna.org/

Austria

The following is a database of known organizations with either direct involvement in the orbital debris enterprise or that are developing technology that might be applicable. The database is divided by area of involvement, with links provided to their websites. If you know of an organization that is not included but should be, please contact the Center Director.
Organization Name Organization URL Country
FGAN Tracking and Imaging Radar http://www.fas.org/spp/military/program/track/fgan.pdf

Germany

Kwajelein Atoll Radar Installation http://www.thelivingmoon.com/45jack_files/03files/Kwajalein_Atoll_04_Radars.html

USA

MIT Haystack Observatory http://www.haystack.edu/obs/haystack/index.html

USA

Perimeter Acquisition Characterization Radar System http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GE_AN/FPQ-16_Enhanced_Perimeter_Acquisition_Radar_A...

USA

University of Michigan Curtis-Schmidt Telescope http://www.lsa.umich.edu/astro/facilities/telescopes/curtisschmidt

USA

USSTRATCOM Space Control and Space Surveillance http://www.stratcom.mil/factsheets/11/Space_Control_and_Space_Surveillance/

USA

The following is a database of known organizations with either direct involvement in the orbital debris enterprise or that are developing technology that might be applicable. The database is divided by area of involvement, with links provided to their websites. If you know of an organization that is not included but should be, please contact the Center Director.
Organization Name Organization URL Country
A.I. Solutions http://www.ai-solutions.com/

USA

Stanford Space Environment and Satellite Systems http://sess.stanford.edu/

USA

Thales Alenia Space https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/thales-alenia-space

International

University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/infocus/themes/space/projects/orbitaldebris/

Scotland

The following is a database of known organizations with either direct involvement in the orbital debris enterprise or that are developing technology that might be applicable. The database is divided by area of involvement, with links provided to their websites. If you know of an organization that is not included but should be, please contact the Center Director.
Organization Name Organization URL Country
Hypervelocity Impact Technology Facility http://ares.jsc.nasa.gov/ares/hvit/index.cfm

USA

Hypervelocity Impact Testing at the White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wstf/laboratories/hypervelocity/mmod.html

USA

NASA LDEF Archive System http://setas-www.larc.nasa.gov/LDEF/TECH_DISC/md.html

USA

QUEST Thermal Group http://questthermal.com/products/micrometeoroid-orbital-debris-mli

USA

Spacecraft Impact Testing & Hazards Analysis (SW Research Institute) http://www.swri.org/4org/d18/engdyn/spacimp/

USA

The following is a database of known organizations with either direct involvement in the orbital debris enterprise or that are developing technology that might be applicable. The database is divided by area of involvement, with links provided to their websites. If you know of an organization that is not included but should be, please contact the Center Director.
Organization Name Organization URL Country
ATA Engineering, Inc. http://www.ata-e.com/

USA

L'Garde http://www.lgarde.com/

USA

NASA Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (GSFC) http://ssco.gsfc.nasa.gov/

USA

Naval Research Laboratory, Naval Center for Space Technology http://www.nrl.navy.mil/research/directorates-divisions/space-technology/

USA

Naval Research Laboratory, Plasma Physics Division http://www.nrl.navy.mil/research/directorates-divisions/materials-science/

USA

Orbtal Debris Removal XPRIZE http://www.xprize.org/prize/orbital-debris-removal-xprize

USA

Star Technology and Research http://www.star-tech-inc.com/index.html

USA

Terminal Velocity Aerospace, LLC http://www.tvaero.com

USA

Tethers Unlimited http://www.tethers.com/OrbitalDebris.html

USA

West Virginia Robotic Technology Center http://wvrtc.com/

USA

The following is a database of known organizations with either direct involvement in the orbital debris enterprise or that are developing technology that might be applicable. The database is divided by area of involvement, with links provided to their websites. If you know of an organization that is not included but should be, please contact the Center Director.
Organization Name Organization URL Country
Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) https://cosparhq.cnes.fr/

France

Congressional Research Service http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo/

USA

European Space Policy Institute http://www.espi.or.at/

Austria

Federation of American Scientists: Space Policy Project http://www.fas.org/spp/

USA

Global Security.org: US National Space Policy http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/library/policy/national/

USA

London Institute of Space Policy and Law http://www.space-institute.org/

England

National Academies: Space Studies Board http://sites.nationalacademies.org/SSB/ssb_052239

USA

National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law http://www.spacelaw.olemiss.edu/

USA

Office of Space Commercialization: Space Commerce Policy Issues http://www.space.commerce.gov/issues.shtml

USA

Space Policy Institute http://www.gwu.edu/~spi/

USA

UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) http://www.oosa.unvienna.org/oosa/COPUOS/copuos.html

International

The following is a database of known organizations with either direct involvement in the orbital debris enterprise or that are developing technology that might be applicable. The database is divided by area of involvement, with links provided to their websites. If you know of an organization that is not included but should be, please contact the Center Director.
Organization Name Organization URL Country
Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research http://www.coder.umd.edu

USA

Colorado University course on Orbital Debris http://engineeringanywhere.colorado.edu/courses-and-programs/aerospace-engineeri...

USA