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 (KSR), 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 6+ 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 3 radars in operation today.
The Poker Flat Incoherent Scatter Radar, located in Alaska. A UHF radar covering the Northern Hemisphere. Operating since 2007.Learn More >>
The Midland Space Radar, located near The City of Midland, Texas. 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 >>
The Kiwi Space Radar, located in New Zealand. 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 >>
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 >>
LeoLabs announces expansion of it's space network to New Zealand
Co-Founders Dan Ceperley and Mike Nicolls discuss LeoLabs' extraordinary mission as the mapping and SSA platform for Low Earth Orbit, and highlight the ground-breaking expansion of LeoLabs' network into New Zealand.Read More >>
LeoLabs commits to Southern Hemisphere — New Zealand TVNZ
Short TV piece on NEWS ONE in New Zealand on LeoLabs' initiative to build a space radar.Read More >>
LeoLabs unveils Kiwi space radar
Learn more about the Kiwi space radar.Read More >>
Space debris measurements using the advanced modular incoherent scatter radar
The Advanced Modular Incoherent Scatter Radar (AMISR) is a modular, mobile UHF phased-array radar facility developed and used for scientific studies of the ionosphere.Read More >>