Research to Application

HAO’s mission includes efforts to foster the transfer of knowledge and technology from its origins in fundamental research for the benefit of society—the research-to-application path. In the study of space weather, HAO staff have developed partnerships with the Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) here in Boulder. In this year’s report we highlight the recent collaborative efforts related to satellite tracking and collision avoidance related to space junk and how research developed at HAO is being “hardened” for day-to-day operational use.