LeoLabs

LeoLabs

LeoLabs is a a company that is interested in protecting satellites that are in low-Earth orbit

LeoLabs (low-Earth orbit Labs) is a company that looks to provide and maintain the operation of radars that track satellites and the debris that can endanger them. The company was founded by Daniel Ceperley, John Buonocor, and Michael Nicolls in 2015, in Menlo Park, California, United States.

The company looks to provide data services including tracking and monitoring satellites, collision avoidance data, and space domain awareness. They also offer technology such as Tracking-as-a-Service, data analytics, and radars to markets and industries such as satellite operations, regulators, defense, and insurance.

LeoLabs is able to deliver precision tracking and curated orbit data products for satellites down to 1U in size, and slightly smaller. Their satellites are designed to be fully independent primary or backup tracking on-orbit satellites, and operators are able to gain immediate access to orbit information to provide details and inform operational decisions.

Tracking features include prioritized tracking of satellites within the global network of phased -array radars, fitted orbit state vectors with covariances, precision ephemerides generated on-demand.

Timeline

May 13, 2020
LeoLabs launches its global satellite monitoring and collision avoidance service

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
LeoLabs, Inc. funding round, July 2018
13,000,000
July 2018
3 Results
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Alan DeClerck

Daniel Ceperley

Edward Lu

John Buonocore

Michael Nicolls

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

LeoLabs - Crunchbase Company Profile & Funding

Web

LeoLabs | The Mapping Platform for Space

Web

Tracking and Monitoring | LeoLabs

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

LeoLabs

Menlo Park, California, United States

Satellite Protection

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Jackson Ryan
November 16, 2020
CNET
We're building a Great Garbage Shell around the Earth, full of defunct satellites and tiny pieces of junk.
Devin Coldewey
May 13, 2020
TechCrunch
LeoLabs has been building out its global network of space-scanning radars for the last couple years, leading up to today's launch of its Collision Avoidance system, essentially satellite-monitoring-as-a-service. It should prove an indispensable asset to startups that don't happen to have their own state of the art radar setup. Space is full of junk, and [...]
Christopher Carbone
January 28, 2020
Fox News
That's a bit too close for comfort.
Rafi Letzter
January 28, 2020
livescience.com
The IRAS satellite is the size of a pickup truck, and may pass just 50 feet from the GGSE-4 experiment. A collision would create a debris belt that would endanger spacecraft around the world.

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