MENLO PARK, CA, USA July 22, 2020 — LeoLabs, Inc., the leading commercial provider of low Earth
orbit (LEO) mapping and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services, today announced Costa Rica as
the site for its next space radar.
Expansion into the equatorial region will protect satellites from small debris and drive sustainability in LEO.
LeoLabs announced plans July 22 to construct a phased-array radar in Costa Rica to track objects as small as two centimeters across in low inclination orbits. The Costa Rican radar “fills a gap because with an equatorial radar we can track all orbits,” Ed Lu, former NASA astronaut and LeoLabs co-founder, told SpaceNews.