LeoLabs introduces Kiwi Space Radar

LeoLabs, Inc., a California-based commercial provider of low Earth orbit (LEO) mapping and space situational awareness (SSA) services, has announced it has launched its Kiwi Space Radar (KSR), the company said.

As the first commercial radar to track objects in LEO smaller than 10 centimeters, the KSR sets a new standard for tracking the full range of threats to satellites from orbital debris. Located in New Zealand, the KSR also expands LeoLabs´ radar network to the southern hemisphere, and marks the first of a series of next generation LeoLabs radars to be deployed globally.

Founded in 2016 as a venture-funded spinout of Silicon Valley research pioneer, SRI International, LeoLabs provides access to critical mapping and SSA data for low Earth orbit.