LeoLabs, Inc., a Menlo Park, California-based commercial provider of low Earth orbit mapping and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services, closed a $13m Series A financing.
The round was led by global investors WERU Investment and Airbus Ventures with participation from Space Angels and Horizons Ventures.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its network of radars for tracking small debris and satellites in low Earth orbit, and accelerate development of its mapping and SSA platform.
Founded in 2016 as a venture-funded spinout of Silicon Valley research pioneer, SRI International and led by Dan Ceperley, CEO, LeoLabs provides access to critical mapping and SSA data for low Earth orbit. The core technology includes a patent-pending global phased-array radar network which tracks debris and satellites in LEO. Observations generated from this network inform the LeoLabs platform with timely and accurate orbital and situational data.
Services include collision prevention, risk assessment, constellation monitoring, and SSA. The company today serves space agencies, commercial satellite operators, defense, and scientific/academic organizations.
The platform for developers and operators is available on a trial basis at https://platform.leolabs.space.