Space Object Intelligence
At the University of Arizona, Space Object Intelligence focuses on studying the movement of objects in space and managing space traffic.
Space object behavioral scientists observe the movement of both natural objects—like asteroids and comets—and manmade objects—like satellites and rocket debris. This is an increasingly important area of study within the space sciences because military, civil, and commercial systems have become heavily reliant on satellites for day-to-day operations.
Our interdisciplinary approach to research is driven by the UA’s diverse faculty, researchers, and students, tackling not only how objects behave in space but also how objects in space are affected by international laws and policies.
With our world-renowned observatories and telescopes, and pre-eminent departments and centers carrying out research in astronomy, planetary and space sciences, the UA is perfectly positioned to take a leading role in protecting space capabilities and services from loss, interruption and degradation.