LeoLabs’ radars track satellites and debris around the clock.
- They are unaffected by sunlight, clouds, rain, snow, and wind.
- Each radar tracks thousands of objects per hour — they use phased-array technology to switch from one object to the next every millisecond
- The Kiwi Space Radar, Costa Rica Space Radar, and future radars track debris as small as 2 centimeters using S-band electronics
- The first two radars use UHF electronics that have been in operation for over 10 years
LeoLabs is building a network of 20+ radars.
This network will:
- Cover the Southern Hemisphere
- Cover the Equator (low inclination orbits)
- Cover the Northern Hemisphere
- Revisit satellites many times per day
- Protect satellites from small debris
- Track newly launched satellites within hours of deployment
LeoLabs has 4 radars in operation today.
Costa Rica Space Radar
This is an advanced radar based off of LeoLabs' proprietary S-band technology, consisting of multiple one-dimensional phased array radar systems. It is the second of LeoLabs' systems that are sensitive to small, previously untracked space debris. Operating since April 1, 2021.Learn More >>
Kiwi Space Radar
Located in New Zealand, this is LeoLabs’ first S-band radar, making it the first to detect small debris. It covers the Southern Hemisphere and mid-inclination orbits. Operating since 2019.Learn More >>
Midland Space Radar
Located near The City of Midland, Texas, this is LeoLabs’ first demonstration of a one dimensional phased-array radar for space. A UHF radar covering mid-inclination orbits, including the International Space Station (ISS). Operating since 2017.Learn More >>
Poker Flat Incoherent Scatter Radar
Located in Alaska, this is a UHF radar covering the Northern Hemisphere. Operating since 2007.Learn More >>
Tracking as a Subscription Service
See the data from these radars in action. Building a tracking service used to mean building radars, building software, and staffing. This took decades and billions of dollars. LeoLabs handles all of that. Tracking services are now available in real-time, over the internet, from a network of proven radars.Learn More >>