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Ampcontrol and Newcastle's LeoLabs in $240-million bid to build Low Earth Orbit space radar systems for global system

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated November 9 2021 - 10:03pm, first published 10:00pm
LOOKING TO THE SKIES: The LeoLabs Kiwi Space Radar at Naseby in the Otago Region of New Zealand's south island, commissioned in 2019 as the third radar in the company's growing global network. Picture: LeoLabs

THE Hunter is part of a joint Australian/US project to make and install ground-based "space radars" designed to help track the tens of thousands of pieces of "space junk" now in "low earth orbit", or LEO.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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