Explore our global radar network

The traffic in LEO is scaling rapidly. There are already tens of thousands of satellites, rocket bodies, and debris fragments to keep track of. Our phased-array radars, unaffected by sunlight, clouds, rain, and wind, operate continuously to track these objects. They are steered electronically with no moving parts, making them incredibly reliable with multi-decade operational lifetimes.

There are six independent radars across four sites operational today, with more in various stages of development.

Our radar sites

Costa Rica Space Radar

This is an advanced radar based on our proprietary S-band technology, consisting of multiple one-dimensional phased array radar systems. It is the first of our systems in an equatorial region, and the first in the Americas. This radar has been operational since 2021.

Kiwi Space Radar

Located in New Zealand, this radar is the first of our systems in the Southern Hemisphere and the first with S-band technology. This makes it the first of our radars sensitive to lethal, small space debris that’s currently untracked. This radar has been operational since 2019.

Midland Space Radar

Located in Texas, this is our first demonstration of a one dimensional phased-array radar for space. This UHF radar covers mid and high inclination orbits and is the second radar in our network. This radar can track thousands of objects per hour and is sensitive to debris as small as 10 cm in diameter. This radar has been operational since 2017.

Poker Flat Incoherent Scatter Radar

Located in Alaska, this is a UHF radar covering the Northern Hemisphere. Built in 2007 by SRI International on behalf of the National Science Foundation, this radar provides data for studies of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere in the auroral zone. This radar has been feeding data into our system since 2016.

Our global coverage

Our radar network provides global coverage for LEO, with site locations in the Northern and Southern hemispheres as well as polar and equatorial regions

Coming soon...

Perth, Australia

We can’t wait to unveil our first space radar in Australia in January 2023, just in time to celebrate Australia Day!

Azores, Portugal

Later in 2023, we’ll unveil our radar in the Azores which is currently under construction.

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