London, 20 October 2023 – Neuraspace, a provider of space traffic management (STM), announced on the 17th of October that they will partner with Arcsec, a provider of star trackers to develop a new way to detect space debris.
Neuraspace and Arcsec will work together harnessing 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.
“The collaboration between Neuraspace and Arcsec promises to be a game-changer in the field of space traffic management and protection,” said Tjorven Delabie, CEO of Arcsec. “In our pursuit of advancing space situational awareness and sustainability, we are proud to collaborate with Neuraspace. This partnership exemplifies the synergy between cutting-edge technology and the preservation of the space environment. Together, we are committed to enhancing the safety of space activities and minimising the risks posed by space debris.”
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.