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LeoLabs Selects Costa Rica for next Space Radar, Costa Rican President Alvarado Response and Vision

On July 22, 2020, LeoLabs announced our selection of Costa Rica as the national site for our next Space Radar. In this video segment, CEO Dan Ceperley makes the announcement public, followed by President Alvarado, who lays out his vision for LeoLabs in Costa Rica.

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Israel Defense - Costa Rica selected for global network of radars monitoring low earth orbit

"We welcome LeoLabs to Costa Rica," said Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado Quesada. "The vision of a LeoLabs space radar in Costa Rica takes our national tradition of environmental responsibility and extends it to space, offering our nation a way to contribute to preserving the LEO ecosystem for generations to come."

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Via Satellite - LeoLabs to Build Space Radar in Costa Rica

LeoLabs, a commercial provider of Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) mapping and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services, revealed that its next space radar will be located in Costa Rica.

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AviationWeek - LeoLabs Extends Space Debris Tracking at Costa Rican Radar Site

Space situational awareness provider LeoLabs is to locate its fourth space radar in Costa Rica. The Central American site will host the company’s newest S-band, phased-array radar.

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SpaceNews - LeoLabs to construct fourth radar in Costa Rica

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.

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Quartz - Costa Rica will be the next hub for space-junk hunting radar

When Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado Quesada was five years old, he recalls watching the first Costa Rican astronaut, Franklin Chang Diaz, speak to the then-president of Costa Rica on a call from orbit in the Space Shuttle Columbia.

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LeoLabs announces site of next radar to be Costa Rica

LeoLabs selects Costa Rica as the site of its next generation space radar.

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Data Sheet

LeoLabs Launch and Early Orbit

LeoLabs now offers payload tracking and identification support for newly launched missions.

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LeoLabs Collision Avoidance

LeoLabs, the world's leading supplier of commercial tracking services for low Earth orbit (LEO), now offers tailored services for operational safety of flight.

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LeoLabs Tracking and Monitoring

LeoLabs, the world’s premier supplier of commercial data for low Earth orbit, provides its Tracking and Monitoring service available to satellite operators worldwide.

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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.

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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.

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LeoLabs & New Zealand space agency: "Space regulatory and sustainability" platform

A high level view of the existing fleet of satellites launched from New Zealand, and associated with the regulatory role of the New Zealand government.

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LeoLabs unveils Kiwi space radar

Learn more about the Kiwi space radar.

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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.

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Statistical covariance realism assessment of LeoLabs’ orbit determination system

We investigate the covariance realism of LeoLabs’ orbital ephemeris data and an applicable metric for consistency monitoring to improve reliability.

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Space object attitude stability determined from radar cross-section statistics

We present a new method for estimating the attitude stability of low-Earth resident space objects (RSOs) using radar cross-section (RCS) statistics from LeoLabs’ global radar network.

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Conjunction assessment for commercial satellite constellations using commercial radar data sources

For companies with multiple orbital assets, managing the risk of collision with other low-Earth orbit (LEO) Resident Space Objects (RSOs) can amount to a significant operational burden.

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Space debris mapping services for use by LEO satellite operators

Space situational awareness (SSA) is key to mission success for satellites operating across all orbital regimes.

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