High Precision, Always “On”, Early Warning
Combining ground and space-based data for near synoptic coverage
NorthStar’s ‘always on’ constellation will enable continuous monitoring of resident space objects (RSOs) across LEO, MEO, and GEO orbits.
This will provide more comprehensive, frequent and precise observations to increase trajectory model accuracy.
Minding the Gaps
Space Information & Intelligence (Si2)
The picture depicts the current gap in geo-centric observability of the LEO regime. LEO tracking today relies entirely on ground-based RADAR and a few commercial optical sensors. Optimal Space Domain Awareness requires continuous tracking. No matter how much ground systems are scaled up, 71% of the globe remains water and unsuitable for monitoring. The only way to cover this huge gap is to go to space. From a geographic perspective, NorthStar has no gaps.