The Air Force's Combined Space Operations Center tracks 23,000 space objects. Credit: Air Force
NorthStar Earth and Space's planned 40-satellite constellation will use hyperspectral and infrared cameras to monitor Earth, and optical cameras to monitor space. Credit: NorthStar Earth and Space
GPS 3 satellite (Lockheed Martin)
Raymond Ross Whiting VAFB
SSO-A deployment
LeoLabs of Menlo Park, California, uses this phased array radar near Fairbanks, Alaska, and another in Midland, Texas, to track spacecraft and debris. The mapping startup plans to build a third radar in New Zealand as part of its ongoing quest to become the Google Maps of low Earth orbit. Credit: Craig Heinselman
lgonquin Radio Observatory
Lockheed Martin is completing the Air Force Space Fence on Kwajalein Atoll. This image depicts coverage that would be provided and a second site in Western Australia. The S-band radars detects objects passing through the RF "fence" and begins tracking them. Credit: Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Astroscale and Naoko Yamazaki
European countries are increasingly investing into space situational awareness assets. Germany's GESTRA radar is expected to start operating in 2018. Credit: Fraunhofer FHR
Launchspace Technologies proposes sending Debris Collection Units with replaceable, mesh Debris Impact Pads into orbits shaped and synchronized to clean up debris as it crosses the equator, while stearing clear of satellites and debris large enough to track. Credit: a.i. solutions artist’s concept.
Susan Hagerty, Ball Aerospace staff consultant. Credit: Tom Kimmell
AGI's Commercial Space Operations Center (ComSpOC)  was on exhibit at Satellite 2017 in Washington. Credit: SpaceNews/Greg Thomas
ExoAnaylytic Solutions VP and CIO Taylor Mitchell wearing a "Make SSA Great Again" hat at Satellite 2017's opening reception. Credit: SpaceNews
LeoLabs new radar in Midland, Texas, came on line in February 2017. Credit: LeoLabs

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