Commercial space situational-awareness startup LeoLabs is extending its orbital-debris radar tracking network to the Southern Hemisphere. The company is to locate the third radar in its network, and first outside the U.S., in New Zealand, to be operational in the first half of 2019. The new phased-array radar will operate at a higher frequency than the two existing systems in the U.S., allowing tracking of low-Earth-orbit (LEO) debris down to 2 cm (0.8 in.) in size. This will increase the ...


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