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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.) (Aug 2020)33
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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

2 years 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 to construct fourth radar in Costa Rica

Silicon Valley startup LeoLabs announced plans July 22 to construct a phased-array radar in Costa Rica to track objects as small as two centimeters in low inclination orbits. SpaceNews

DoD awards $15 million Defense Production Act contract to LeoLabs

DoD said this agreement is to "ensure the continued viability of space surveillance capability" in the U.S. industrial base. SpaceNews

LeoLabs unveils next generation with Kiwi Space Radar

LeoLabs, the Silicon Valley space mapping startup, announced Oct. 14, initial operation of the Kiwi Space Radar, the firm’s third space surveillance radar and first with updated technology to track debris as small as two centimeters in low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com

LeoLabs planning to triple number of radar sites for space debris tracking by early 2020s

“We really need to be fully online as a lot of these large constellations hit their peak stride. We are right on schedule with that.” SpaceNews.com

LeoLabs unveils commercial satellite tracking service for small satellites

LeoLabs, a company mapping low Earth orbit with ground-based radars, unveiled a commercial tracking service called LeoTrack for small satellites and cubesats Aug. 5 at the Small Satellite Conference here. SpaceNews.com

LeoLabs and New Zealand announce tool to monitor low Earth orbit activity

The cloud-based Space Regulatory and Sustainability Platform relies on information from LeoLabs’ network of phased-array radars to tracks debris and satellites in low Earth orbit. The mapping and software platform then analyses the data to ensure satellites launched from New Zealand are complying w…
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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 33 employees.

  • Who are LeoLabs competitors?

    Competitors of LeoLabs include AsiaSat, Analytical Space and Astranis.

  • 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.