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LeoLabs’ mission is to secure commercial operations in low Earth orbit (LEO). As the LEO ecosystem around our planet gets more congested, the risk of collisions rises, and the need to map the orbits of spacecraft, satellites and space debris grows with every launch. Meanwhile, new generations of commercial spacecraft, such as small and cube satellites, are causing a dramatic increase in imaging, communications and human spaceflight prospects.
LeoLabs was founded to address these risks today. With a worldwide network of ground-based, phased-array radars that enable high resolution data on objects in LEO, LeoLabs is uniquely equipped to offer foundational mapping data and services to mitigate the risks of collisions. These services include rapid orbit determination, early operational support, and ongoing orbit awareness. LeoLabs is a venture-funded company based in Menlo Park, CA, and provides its services to commercial satellite operators, government regulatory and space agencies, and satellite management services firms.

HQMenlo Park, US

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Employees (est.) (May 2019)26(+19%)

Key People/Management at LeoLabs

Daniel Ceperley

Daniel Ceperley

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Michael Nicolls

Michael Nicolls

Founder & Chief Technical Officer
John Buonocore

John Buonocore

Founder & Chief Engineer
Edward Lu

Edward Lu

Vice President, Strategic Projects
Alan DeClerck

Alan DeClerck

Vice President, Business Development & Strategy
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LeoLabs Office Locations

LeoLabs has an office in Menlo Park
Menlo Park, US (HQ)
Menlo Park, CA 94026, USA
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LeoLabs Financials and Metrics

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LeoLabs total Funding

$17 m

LeoLabs latest funding size

$13 m

Time since last funding

10 months ago

LeoLabs investors

LeoLabs's latest funding round in July 2018 was reported to be $13 m. In total, LeoLabs has raised $17 m
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LeoLabs News and Updates

LeoLabs Selected as Winner of Aviation Week Network's Annual Laureate Awards

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 62nd Annual Laureate Awards, Aviation Week & Space Technology named LeoLabs, Inc. winner in the Space Operations category, honoring extraordinary achievements for innovation in operations and services for low Earth orbit. LeoLabs...

LeoLabs forges agreement with New Zealand

LeoLabs plans to install its next phased array radar on New Zealand's South Island, marking the space mapping startup’s first move into the Southern Hemisphere. SpaceNews.com

LeoLabs Selects New Zealand to Expand its Space Radar Network

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- LeoLabs, Inc., the leading commercial provider of low Earth orbit (LEO) mapping and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services, today announced a broad-based agreement to build its next space radar in New Zealand. This establishes New...

Satellite protection startup LeoLabs raises $10M to expand its tracking radars

Satellite protection and mapping startup LeoLabs Inc. today said it has raised $10 million in new funding to expand its network of next-generation radars for tracking small debris and satellites in low Earth orbit. The Series B round, its latest funding since it raised $4 million in February 2017, …

LeoLabs Closes $13 Million Series A to Expand Space Situational Awareness and Mapping Platform

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- LeoLabs, Inc., the leading commercial provider of low Earth orbit mapping and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services, today announced it has closed a $13 million Series A financing round led by global investors WERU Investment and...

LeoLabs raises $13 million in Series A funding

LeoLabs, a Silicon Valley space mapping startup raised $13 million in a Series A funding round led by WERU Investment of Tokyo and Airbus Ventures, the European aerospace giant’s early-stage investment group. SpaceNews.com

LeoLabs Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was LeoLabs founded?

    LeoLabs was founded in 2015.

  • Who are LeoLabs key executives?

    LeoLabs's key executives are Daniel Ceperley, Michael Nicolls and John Buonocore.

  • How many employees does LeoLabs have?

    LeoLabs has 26 employees.

  • Who are LeoLabs competitors?

    Competitors of LeoLabs include Hiber, Phasor Solutions and Capella Space.

  • Where is LeoLabs headquarters?

    LeoLabs headquarters is located at Menlo Park, CA 94026, USA, Menlo Park.

  • Where are LeoLabs offices?

    LeoLabs has an office in Menlo Park.

  • How many offices does LeoLabs have?

    LeoLabs has 1 office.