ExoAnalytic Solutions and NorthStar Earth & Space extend collaboration to protect satellites
Precision SSA services to respond to the threat of space congestion
LONDON, April 29, 2021 / CNW / – In response to the growing threat of congestion and space debris in Earth orbit, NorthStar Earth & Space Montreal, Quebec, and ExoAnalytic solutions from Foothill Ranch, California, will expand their strategic collaboration agreement to provide precision spatial situational awareness (SSA) services to protect the global satellite community from collisions and ensure safe access to space. The announcement was made today at the 2021 Outer Space Military Situational Awareness Conference.
Continuing a relationship established in 2019, data from ExoAnalytic’s comprehensive global telescope network, comprising more than 300 ground-based sensors, will combine with data collected by sensors deployed on NorthStar’s satellite constellations, enabling the delivery of satellite services. single-dimensional spatial situational awareness information, and speed.
“The new space economy depends on the security and sustainability of the space environment. It requires collaboration between trusted partners and nations to protect continued access to space and services to humanity ”. mentionned Stewart bath, CEO of NorthStar Earth & Space. “NorthStar’s continued collaboration with ExoAnalytic Solutions demonstrates a strong Canada business effort to provide accurate real-time services to address the biggest challenges we face in space today. ”
Commercial space is heading towards a forecast $ 2.7 trillion industry. New satellites and planned mega-stellations are launching into an environment cluttered with traffic and space debris. The increased risk must be mitigated by better SSA services. NorthStar’s Skylark constellation and ExoAnalytic’s established SSA network combine the best of space and ground services to ensure the safety of spaceflight.
“Meeting the growing needs of an increasingly diverse and dynamic space traffic environment requires a data-driven approach”, says Dr. Doug hendrix, CEO of ExoAnalytic Solutions. “Decision making based on scarce data and human-intensive processes is not a strategy for effective flight safety. This year has seen a marked increase in the number of active satellites as well as an increase in published reports. . close approaches. There is also currently a lack of agreement on publicly published quantitative assessments of these closure approaches. More timely and accurate information is needed to enable efficient and safe satellite operations in this changing traffic environment. This expanded strategic collaboration agreement represents our mutual commitment to enable more accurate and timely decision-making. ”
ExoAnalytic Solutions was designed from the ground up to deliver traditional defense contractor services with exceptional compliance, accountability, safety and quality, and to do so with the speed and innovation of a tech start-up. of Silicon Valley. Founded in 2008 by three career physicists, the company’s first employees and executives were chosen for their commitment to technical excellence. Now recognized throughout the industry as a technology disruptor, ExoAnalytic Solutions is a research and development powerhouse with a successful track record of guiding paper products to operational commissioning.
Starting in 2023, NorthStar will begin operating Skylark, its first constellation of SSA services, to enable the delivery of near real-time, high-fidelity tracking services, elevating traditional SSA to the level of spatial information and intelligence. (IF2). With a complete view of all near-Earth orbits, Skylark’s space sensors will provide accurate observations of more space objects than any current system with a higher revisit rate per object. The result is unprecedented improved coverage, custody and predictive capabilities. NorthStar’s investors include a global coalition of strategic partners, including Telesystem Space (a joint venture of the Sirois family office, Telesystem and the Roger Family Trust of Canada), the Space Alliance (Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio) of Europe, KinetX (United States), the government of Quebec and the government of Canada.
SOURCE NorthStar Earth And Space Inc.
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