The Space Safety Coalition (SSC, SpaceSafety.org) is an ad hoc coalition of companies and organizations that actively promotes responsible space safety through the adoption of relevant international standards, guidelines and practices, and the development of more effective space safety guidelines and best practices. Space safety includes physical safety, communications safety and space weather awareness. Physical safety includes avoiding launch and on-orbit collisions, minimization of human casualty from spacecraft or debris reentry, and the long-term sustainability of the space operations environment. Communications safety includes minimizing the incidence and severity of Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) events.
Participation in the SSC is open to space operators, space industry associations and space industry companies. The SSC publishes, coordinates, and updates a “SpaceSafety.org” document to address gaps in current space governance and promote better spacecraft design, operations and disposal practices aligned with long term space operations sustainability. This document, curated by industry, is a living set of best practices assembled and “owned” by the coalition of like-minded space organizations which have endorsed it.