Neuraspace and Arcsec partner for debris detection
Neuraspace, a provider of space traffic management (STM) has partnered with Arcsec, a provider of star trackers to develop a new way to detect space debris.
Neuraspace will harness Arcsec’s space-based star trackers for detection and characterisation of space debris and resident space objects. Arcsec’s trackers use optical sensors onboard their satellites to determine spacecraft attitude. The brightness information about space objects from these star trackers provides crucial insights into the size of detected debris. Additionally, they have reprogrammable capability in orbit, so already-launched sensors can be enhanced with space situational awareness (SSA) functionality.
Neuraspace intends to provide its customers more detailed information available about potential collision risks in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The company will be able to analyse the movement and assess the risk posed by debris particles down to three centimetres in size. As a result, Neuraspace will be able to better protect their space assets, contributing to the protection of the orbital environment, and avoiding costly service interruptions.