TX072 レオラボ、商用宇宙ドメイン認識(Commercial Space Domain Awareness)で航空自衛隊を支援


レオラボ、商用宇宙ドメイン認識(Commercial Space Domain Awareness)で航空自衛隊を支援

LeoLabs to support Japan Air Self Defense Force with Commercial Space Domain Awareness

by Staff Writers
Menlo Park CA (SPX) May 25, 2022





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Background on LeoLabs Industry-Leading Commercial SSA Platform: Solving the “Data Deficit” for Japan and the World

Low Earth Orbit is emerging as the commercial and national security focus in space. Rapid deployment of new satellite constellations, the demand for innovative services from imaging to broadband to IoT (internet of things), and the billions of dollars of new investment in space-based infrastructure are redefining a domain shared by governments, space agencies, regulators, commercial operators, and space insurance.

Against this backdrop of unprecedented opportunity are two challenges critical to investment and the long-term viability of LEO. The first is the need to develop LEO sustainably by addressing the threat posed by space debris. Approximately 250,000 dangerous pieces of orbital debris have gone untracked by government legacy systems that can no longer keep pace with increasing risks to satellite constellations. Sustainability is not just an arena for operators to address, but also for defense and regulators to establish international best practices, set standards, and define rules of behavior.

A second challenge critical to the long-term viability of LEO is keeping it open and secure. As the number of private space enterprises and space-faring nations continue to grow, so does the need to track and make transparent the full range of events that threaten an open space environment.

“The single greatest challenge to addressing both the sustainability and security threats in LEO is solving the “data deficit”, said Dan Ceperley, LeoLabs CEO. “This is true for Japan, and for all space-faring nations. The number of assets in LEO doubled last year, will double again this year, and is expected to grow 25x in the next five years. LeoLabs is already the largest provider of data for LEO today, and we’re uniquely positioned to expand this lead as we execute on our constellation of radars. Our current network includes six radars located at sites in Alaska, Texas, New Zealand and Costa Rica. By the end of this year, we will add four more radars at additional sites in Australia and the Azores in the Atlantic. Our network will grow from there.”

Ceperley continued, “The legacy, government-built SSA infrastructures and sensors of the past simply cannot scale to track the new levels of LEO activity, and they have no path to get there, economically or in a timely manner. Single radars cannot keep pace with the requirements for fast revisit times, or highly accurate tracking. The only way to provide adequate coverage and responsive defense is with a large, distributed network of radar sensors that provide an “always-on” stream of data. Our LeoLabs commercially driven infrastructure is the only viable and scalable way to address this “data deficit”, and that’s what the JASDF will be able to leverage under our new contract.”

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Shoichi Sugiyama, Ph.D.