LOCATION: FILADELFIA, COSTA RICA
These panels can track small objects in space
They monitor debris in Low Earth Orbit
The data the radar collect protects satellites from collisions
and helps keep astronauts in space safe
The panels are connected to servers in San Francisco
NAME: DANIEL CEPERLEY, CEO AND FOUNDER OF LEOLABS:
"This is the most advanced commercial radar in the world for tracking space objects. It's for a few reasons ... This radar was designed to track very small pieces of debris. It turns out there are about 250,000 pieces of debris in space that are two centimeters in size and larger. They aren't tracked today and they threaten satellites. In space, where everything moves so quickly, at approximately 8 kilometers per second that even if a tiny pieces of debris hit your satellite, it can destroy it.