On July 12th and 13th the Summer Course entitled "Spanish Contributions to the Space Surveillance and Tracking Program (SST)" was held at the Palacio del Conde Luna in the city of León, organized by the Aerospace Engineering Area of the University of León.
The main objective of the conference consisted in the presentation, from a technical perspective, of the challenges posed by space-based threats due to space debris and near Earth space objects (NEOs). Both of them condition the development of the operations in the space. Besides, in some cases, they might entail a risk for the general population if producing an impact.
The architecture and functionality of the different surveillance and tracking systems of those threats were also addressed, emphasizing the most important contributions that Spain is making into this field.
The Aerospace Engineering Area of the University of León has participated in the Fifth edition of the UNVEX Security & Defense 2018 International Congress on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), held at the Palacio de Congresos in the city of León between days 29 and 31 May 2018
In this edition, different leading national and international players participated in the sector such as Indra, Thales, Airbus, General Atomics Aeronautical, Sener or Aeronautics Group. It is also worth mentioning the support and collaboration received from local, regional and national institutions and public bodies.