Space ISR Training Workshop
Unquestionably, space ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) will play even a larger role in years to come given the need for improved situational awareness in space.
Situational awareness is important in this realm especially due to the greater anti-satellite capabilities of US adversaries.
Many military authorities believe ISR satellites will be especially important. Space ISR reconnaissance satellites are Earth observation satellites or communications satellites deployed for military or intelligence applications.
Space ISR is an integrated intelligence and operations function that can be defined as a coordinated acquisition, processing, and provision of accurate, relevant, timely information and intelligence to support a commander’s decision making process.
Space-based ISR assets can also support targeting. In recent military campaigns, ISR for targeting has been increased by using satellites to provide accurate information on a single target with a high level of precision, including impact points for attacks.
Space-based ISR sensors play an important part in the Battle Damage Assessment process. They are part of the toolbox available to the commander in assessing the structural and functional status of targets.
A wide range of space ISR imaging capabilities is more important than ever. With the conflict in Ukraine as an example, whether ISR is being used for the threat environment or for disaster relief, small satellites bring unique advantages to the table.
For instance, panchromatic imagery is a pivotal imaging sensor for military defense missions. Sometimes called the workhorse of space ISR, it supports battlespace awareness, technical intelligence, as well as other non-ISR applications like natural disaster response and humanitarian relief operations.
Panchromatic imagery provides useful insight into areas of interest, especially with image resolution getting better than ever as the technology advances.
In June, a Joint Pentagon-Intel community drafted a first of its kind needs assessment for DOD-wide space capabilities focused on space ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance).
The “needs memo” is a first step toward sorting out how to divide responsibility between the Space Force and the Intelligence Community for development, acquisition and operation of Space ISR-gathering satellites — a thorny issue that involves turf, money and serious congressional power brokering.
Investment in space ISR is considered a top priority in government circles these days.
Space ISR Training Workshop by Tonex
Space ISR refers to Space Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. Space ISR Training is a 2-day workshop where participants learn about one of the most important and crucial aspects in NATO operations – Space Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.
Participants learn about the many different sources of intelligence available including some of the most effective means of data collection from space in which ISR assets gather information to support operational commanders at all levels.
Learn about the advanced technological capability of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and electro-optical sensors combined with Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) satellites and other ISR sources, to allow for a vast amount big data transfers.
Additionally, participants learn how space-based ISR assets can also support targeting, especially in modern military campaigns where ISR for targeting has been increased by using satellites to provide accurate information on a single target with a high level of precision, including impact points for attacks.
Space ISR Training Workshop