Researchers are using artificial intelligence (AI) to track space debris, predict collisions, and devise methods for the debris’ removal and reuse.
A team led by Fabrizio Piergentili at Italy's Sapienza University of Rome developed a machine learning algorithm that tracks the rotational motion of space debris.
Researchers at the Air Force Institute of Technology also demonstrated how computer simulations can help predict satellite behavior.
Meanwhile, researchers at Italy's Roma Tre University trained a neural network on radar and optical data from ground telescopes to detect space debris in low Earth orbit.
However, the University of Texas at Austin's Moriba Jah warned about depending on AI; said Jah, "If the version of today that you feed it is limited, the prediction of tomorrow is also going to be limited."
From IEEE Spectrum
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