Slingshot Aerospace Offers Free Version of Slingshot Beacon to Help Prevent Satellite Collisions in Orbit

Slingshot Aerospace Offers Free Version of Slingshot Beacon to Help Prevent Satellite Collisions in Orbit

Slingshot Aerospace, a company building space simulation, and analytics products to make space safer, has announced that it is offering a free version of Slingshot Beacon to help prevent satellite collisions in orbit. The Slingshot Beacon enables satellite operators anywhere in the world to receive urgent collision alerts; coordinate satellite maneuvers; and seamlessly communicate, especially during high-risk moments.  

According to Slingshot’s space object database, Seradata SpaceTrak, there are more than 9,800 satellites in orbit today, with more than 115,000 planned to be in space by 2030. Slingshot’s data shows that 30% of alerts for potential collisions are with other active satellites. This means space operators need to avoid more than just debris when maneuvering in space, and underscores the need for active coordination amongst the global space community. Accidental collisions can produce fast-moving debris clouds that can spread and damage additional satellites with a cascading effect, rendering havoc on spaceflight operations and limiting the use of space in the future. Previously, owner-operators would resolve collision alerts by communicating via email and phone, wasting valuable time cross-referencing positional data to ensure they were looking at the same information. The Slingshot Beacon transforms how operators work together, saving precious time, reducing uncertainty, and promoting space safety. 

“Ensuring the safety of current and future satellites in orbit is paramount to maintaining space as a safe operating environment." This is why we are offering Slingshot Beacon for free so that all space operators around the world can coordinate, communicate, and deconflict spaceflight risks, "said Melanie Stricklan, Co-founder, and CEO, of Slingshot Aerospace.

“Having the means to easily communicate with other operators and plan maneuvers more effectively is crucial to ensuring a safe space environment and protecting our on-orbit assets,” said Robert Sproles, Vice President, Constellation Planning and Operations at Spire Global. “Slingshot Beacon arms us with the tools needed to be responsible stewards of space while also saving us time by analyzing and evaluating the important alerts for us.”

Slingshot Beacon capabilities are designed in collaboration with commercial space operators that represent more than 70% of satellites in Low Earth Orbit to help: 

  • Visualize the current and future state of satellites in a customizable dashboard.
  • Analyze risk by using more accurate models to cut through the noise of irrelevant data.
  • Enable coordination based on the same data with seamless chat and file sharing.
  • Guide decision stages for maneuvers to eliminate the uncertainty.

Slingshot Aerospace recently announced acquisitions of Numerica’s Space Domain Awareness division and Seradata, which differentiate Slingshot’s portfolio of products as the most robust and authoritative space situational awareness and space traffic coordination solutions available in the market. Slingshot Beacon leverages the company’s new global autonomous network of telescopes and sensors to generate precise collision assessments and Seradata’s SpaceTrak to show comprehensive insights about space objects. 

Click here to learn about Slingshot Beacon.

Publisher: SatNow
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GNSS Constellations - A list of all GNSS satellites by constellations

beidou

Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019

galileo

Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017

glonass

Satellite NameOrbit Date
Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018

gps

Satellite NameOrbit Date
Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014

irnss

Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013