As the regions of space around Earth become increasingly crowded with new satellites, the most popular orbits are becoming hazardous and could reach a level at which a collision between two objects would result in a cascade. But new technologies such as Fugro’s SpaceStar are being developed that enable companies and agencies to know precisely where their assets are in real time. Not only protecting against collisions, but improving outcomes and enabling new applications for Earth monitoring.
Highly accurate positioning in low Earth orbit (LEO) is becoming increasingly important for Earth observation applications, safe constellations management, and space debris collision avoidance. Fugro SpaceStar™ LEO satellite technology delivers autonomous real-time on-board positioning to LEO satellites, with unprecedented accuracy.