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August 29, 2023

Advanced Space-led team applying ML to detect orbital debris for IARPA

Advanced Space LLC. has been selected to apply Machine Learning (ML) capabilities to detect, track and characterize space debris for the IARPA Space Debris Identification and Tracking (SINTRA) program. Space debris—items due to…
April 3, 2023

Redwire to demonstrate a security camera for military satellites

WASHINGTON — The space infrastructure firm Redwire in a planned demonstration later this year will install ExoAnalytic Solutions’ space-tracking software on a navigation camera aboard a satellite in orbit. The…
February 18, 2023

Office of Space Commerce examines options for commercial SSA pilot project in LEO

WASHINGTON — With one commercial space traffic coordination pilot project successfully completed, the Office of Space Commerce is considering ways to do a similar project in the more challenging environment…
January 28, 2023

Commerce Department outlines plans for basic space traffic management service

WASHINGTON — The Commerce Department has outlined the services it proposes to offer free of charge to satellite operators from the space traffic management system it is developing. In a request…
January 25, 2023

Commerce’s draft space traffic management service goes beyond DoD’s baseline

WASHINGTON — A draft version of Commerce Department’s long-awaited plan for a free space traffic management service for commercial and civil space operators goes beyond the data and analysis currently provided by the Defense…
January 13, 2023

NorthStar using Axelspace’s Earth-imaging satellites to monitor orbits

TAMPA, Fla. — Five Earth observation satellites from Japan’s Axelspace are helping NorthStar Earth and Space keep tabs on orbits ahead of the Canadian firm’s proposed Space Situational Awareness (SSA)…
December 6, 2022

Defense, Commerce Departments select companies to prototype space traffic management solutions

WASHINGTON — The Office of Space Commerce and the Department of Defense announced Dec. 6 they have selected six commercial firms to prototype space traffic data platforms that track objects…
December 6, 2022

Commerce Department Awards Contracts for Space Traffic Coordination Pilot Project

On December 5, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s NOAA took a step forward in its plans to provide space traffic coordination services to commercial and civil satellite operators operating…