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LeoLabs unveils commercial satellite tracking service for smallsat and Cubesat operators

LeoTrack promises satellite operators a range of monitoring capabilities, including precision tracking of satellites, orbital state vectors, real-time orbit visualisation and more.
Credits: Swarm Technologies

LeoLabs, a commercial provider of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) mapping and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services has announced LeoTrack, one of the first commercial satellite tracking service tailored to the needs of today’s smallsat and CubeSat operators.

LeoTrack, delivered as a web-based subscription, promises satellite operators a full range of monitoring capabilities, including precision tracking of satellites, orbital state vectors, predictive radar availability, scheduled passes, and real-time orbit visualisation for constellations as well as individual satellites.

Commenting on the announcement, Dan Ceperley, CEO of LeoLabs said: “A new generation of space operators need more data to support responsible operations and informed decision making in an increasingly congested LEO setting.”

“As the leading commercial provider of LEO monitoring and SSA services, it’s a natural fit for us to serve these emerging new players.”

“Operators need a reliable service that delivers high-quality orbital data and the ability to demonstrate visually how their operations are managed,” added Ceperley.

“This is precisely what LeoTrack delivers. You simply subscribe to the service, and LeoLabs does the provisioning. The key is simplicity and quality, and we believe LeoTrack exemplifies the emerging model for satellite constellation management.”

LeoTrack builds on LeoLabs’ multi-year history of providing satellite and space debris tracking services for leading constellation operators in LEO. Supporting missions ranging from advance earth observation to IoT connectivity, LeoLabs already serves such diverse commercial providers such as Maxar, BlackSky, Planet and Swarm Technologies. LeoTrack now extends that same value proposition to the entire smallsat community.

Sara Spangelo, CEO of Swarm Technologies added: “At Swarm, we rely on the LeoTrack service to get accurate position information for all of our 1/4-U satellites.”

“Having access to this data is key for us at initial deployment and throughout the lifetime of the satellites. We use it for operational purposes, to share with other space operators and for the general public on our website.”