FutureFive: LeoLabs space-tracking tech is coming to Central Otago

Central Otago is going to become home to one of the first radars in the Southern Hemisphere to track small satellites and space debris. LeoLabs is a US space innovator that will launch a phased-array radar to do all the tracking, thanks to the New Zealand Government’s Innovative Partnerships programme.

Aerospace Technology: LeoLabs and New Zealand partner to install radar to track space debris

US-based start-up LeoLabs has signed an agreement with the Government of New Zealand to install phased array radar to track space junk in the Southern Hemisphere. The third radar of LeoLabs’ network will be the first of its kind to be installed in Southern Hemisphere.

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