Privateer Launches Most Comprehensive and Accessible Space Debris Collision Prevention Platform

Privateer Launches Most Comprehensive and Accessible Space Debris Collision Prevention Platform

Privateer Space, the data and intelligence platform empowering the future of space, has announced the launch of Crow’s Nest as part of an updated Wayfinder platform. Crow’s Nest is a free and open collision risk assessment tool that seamlessly integrates into the Wayfinder application, a real-time satellite data fusion and debris visualization platform. 

These new tools are free to use, with no need to connect to a sales team first, and are the most comprehensive platform accessible to all. The tools can be used across government agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, or the average person to raise awareness and provide global transparency on current space traffic to keep space safe and accessible.

Crow’s Nest is a free tool that integrates NASA’s CARA tools for conjunction probability analysis, with free CDM download. This will allow users to gain better insight into Crow’s Nest data and have a better understanding as to if and when a collision will occur. In the near future, Crow’s Nest will also feature more robust orbital data streaming integrations, account login to access saved settings and lists, filtering, advanced risk analysis, and API access. Also on the roadmap is the ability to integrate Crow’s Nest with third-party tools to expand and customize the user experience. While basic features will always remain free, customers with more advanced needs for customization and large volumes of data will pay for premium access via Amazon’s Marketplace.

“As a circular space economy continues to develop, expecting to reach $1 trillion by 2040, the need to monitor where satellites and spacecraft are, were, and will be is critical. These easily accessible basic tools are available to everyone for free as we believe baseline universal collision analysis and risk assessment is the only path to space sustainability,” said Dr. Moriba Jah, Co-Founder, and Chief Scientist at Privateer. “Crow’s Nest keeps satellite operators, potentially preventing them from colliding with rockets and debris, to avoid a disruption of space activities, while Wayfinder with the added capabilities of Crow’s Nest helps to ensure that humanity has access to space as a finite resource, in perpetuity.”

Privateer's data engine, Wayfinder, is an open-access and near-real-time visualization of satellites and debris in Earth's orbit. The updated Wayfinder has a quick search for specific objects, shortcuts to explore interesting visualizations, ephemeris data download, and a new look and feel for a smoother, more intuitive user experience.

“Wayfinder is the premier platform for fusing data and visualizing satellites, spacecraft, and debris in space. Adding our measurement of collision risk and probability based on NASA standards, we are able to create a space ecosystem that works for everyone,” said Alex Fielding, Co-Founder, and CEO of Privateer. “It is our hope that the global space community can utilize and build upon Wayfinder to avoid collisions and conflict, share state vectors, more clearly signal intent, and maneuver safely in space.”

Privateer, which was first unveiled at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference in 2021, announced its Crow’s Nest and Wayfinder applications this year. In its first year of operation, Privateer has signed multiple partnerships with companies like OMEGA, to map space objects in orbit with unprecedented accuracy and transparency, and SCOUT to enhance space operations safety. Now, its new Wayfinder and Crow’s Nest applications will further the company’s mission to build the data infrastructure to enable sustainable growth for the new space economy.

Click here to learn about Crows' Nest Collision Risk Assessment Platform.

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GNSS Constellations - A list of all GNSS satellites by constellations


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


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


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


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


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