According to ANU cosmologist and astrophysicist Dr. Brad Tucker, Leo Labs, a US-based company tracking space debris and debris, is building a radar station in Western Australia.
“Western Australia is clearly the perfect place for what they’re trying to do in tracking space debris, as being south provides enough coverage,” Dr. Tucker told Sky News Australia.
“That is, latitude is longitude. If you look at the orbit and launch it, you are in a good position to get a lot of good traction.”
Dr. Tucker said stations in Western Australia could observe launches from China, India, and other countries in the region.
“It’s a great place to cover that area, so you have this huge hole in terms of coverage, and Western Australia fills that gap,” he said.
Space radar to be built in Western Australia
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