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HawkEye 360 joins the Space Data Association

HawkEye 360 is the latest company to join the Space Data Association (SDA), an international non-profit association of satellite operators.

Formed in 2009, the SDA works to support the efficient and reliable sharing of crucial data to enhance safety of flight via sharing of operational data and promotion of best practices across the industry. Members include some of the world’s major satellite communications companies.

HawkEye 360 is a radio frequency (RF) data analytics company, which was founded in 2015. It operates a first-of-its-kind commercial satellite constellation to identify, process, and geolocate a broad set of RF signals. HawkEye 360 extracts and analyses this data using proprietary algorithms to solve challenges and identify critical insight. Its customers include a range of commercial, government and international entities

The SDA enables operators to pool their orbital data in a secure and controlled manner through its Space Data Centre (SDC). With HawkEye 360 joining the SDA, the SDC now covers 275 GEO satellites and 506 LEO satellites.

Pascal Wauthier, Chairman, Space Data Association, commented: “We are pleased to welcome HawkEye 360 as the latest member of the SDA. With the number of objects in space continuing to rise, it is vital that more data is shared amongst operators to preserve flight safety and reduce threats of impact. This can only be achieved by more operators working together to share operational data that contributes to enhanced safety.”

Lorin Metzger, Director of Space, HawkEye 360, added: “It is the responsibility of all space-based operators to ensure the future of space safety. HawkEye is committed to contributing data and insights which can improve space situational awareness for all operators. We look forward to working with the SDA to achieve its mission.”

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