Space Debris Observation

GAUSS manufactures remote controlled telescope stations equipped with automatic telescope mounts, light domes for equipment storing, PCs for telescopes control and remote management. GAUSS has been involved in the international study of Space Debris in the framework of IADC (Inter Agency Debris Committee) programs and, among others, is collaborating with the Russian Delegation (ROSCOSMOS).

GAUSS has developed a software for object identification for telescope – captured images. The software identifies traces in telescope images and it can distinguish between known and unknown objects.

Optical surveillance of space debris has as main scope the avoidance of collisions between spacecrafts and space debris. The detection and the orbit determination of space debris through ground-based optical telescopes and radars allows researchers to prevent objects’ collisions.

GAUSS Group started the space debris observation in 2002. Since then, first as GAUSS Group, then as G.A.U.S.S. Srl, it has been involved in space debris measurements related projects, such as:


Nocturnal view of the dome - Castelgrande Observatory
Nocturnal view of the dome – Castelgrande Observatory