Spaceflux expands its worldwide, LEO-capable Optical Sensor Network


We are excited to announce the latest part of expansion of the Spaceflux Sensor Network. Since its inception Spaceflux’s mission has been clear: to safeguard assets in orbit by providing the best possible optical data for Space Situational Awareness (SSA). 

In order to achieve this goal we are leveraging our team’s world-class expertise and years of experience in operating robotic telescope networks, delivering data to research institutions, and developing machine learning techniques to analyse astronomical data.  

To fulfil our mission we are also building the best and the most versatile optical sensor network for SSA in the world. Spaceflux network boasts 60cm and 70cm telescopes enabling us to track really faint objects, as well as fast moving sensors capable of tracking objects in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). To ensure a comprehensive, global coverage, we are constantly adding new sensors and new locations. 

The latest addition to our network are two new LEO-capable sensors in Australia: one in Western Australia, not far from Perth, the second one in South Australia, close to Adelaide. With these two recent installations we have expanded to a total of 3 locations in Australia, covering the whole country from the East to the West. 

Brand new sensor installed in Chile in May 2023

July brings yet another sensor installation - this time in Morocco. We will be installing one of our LEO-capable telescopes high in the Atlas mountains, in a location at around 2700m above sea level, with perfect visibility and amazing weather conditions, guaranteeing around 250 clear sky nights per year. 

Currently, we are present in 6 different locations on 4 continents: Australia, Spain, Chile and USA. By the end of 2023 Spaceflux will have a variety of different optical sensors in 10 unique locations around the world, providing full coverage of the GEO belt and LEO-capable sensors on 5 continents. 

In 2024 we are expanding to 15 more locations, bringing the network to a total number of 25 unique sites globally, and becoming one of the biggest and the most advanced SSA sensor networks in the world. This milestone will enable us to deliver a remarkable increase in our daily observations, offering comprehensive, global coverage, unparalleled accuracy and reliability of data, and ultimately making space a safer place for everyone.

More exciting locations to come in the coming months. Stay tuned for updates!

Our flagship 70-cm sensor installed in Spain