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Jun 27, 2023

Unlocking the Secrets of Space: NorthStar and SES Lead the SSA Services Revolution with Advanced RSO Tracking

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NorthStar Earth (NorthStar), the pioneer of commercial space monitoring services from space, and SES, a leader in global content connectivity solutions, have joined forces through a historic agreement to power the next generation of Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Services. The primary objective of this collaboration is to significantly improve the tracking accuracy of Resident Space Objects (RSO) to ensure greater safety and sustainability of operations in space, as announced today by the two companies.

The agreement marks a new chapter following the announcement of the partnership between NorthStar and SES last year, which aimed to promote a more sustainable space environment. This collaboration reinforces the two companies’ shared commitment to leading the way in responsible practices in space. Combining their complementary expertise, advanced technologies and comprehensive satellite networks, NorthStar and SES will work together to enhance SSA services, offering unique dimensions of accuracy and reliability. These innovative commercial services aim to optimize fleet management capabilities, reducing the risk of collisions and providing optimal safety and efficiency during operations.

“We are delighted to announce the next step in our strategic partnership with SES,” said Stewart Bain, CEO of NorthStar. “The safety and sustainability of space requires collaboration between trusted partners in the space community. Our agreement represents a significant milestone in advancing commercial SSA services. By combining NorthStar’s innovative SSA services with extensive experience in space operations, SES’ fleet of satellites, this partnership will provide unparalleled insights and solutions to transform how we safely operate in space.”

Ruy Pinto, CEO of SES, expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating: “At SES, we recognize the fundamental importance of spatial sustainability and consider it a central pillar of our ESG strategy. industry partners to bring about meaningful change. In this regard, Space Situational Awareness is critical to managing the increasingly crowded and dynamic space environment. By joining NorthStar, we intend to combine our extensive experience in space operations and space security with your state-of-the-art products to deliver more comprehensive and reliable SSA.”

The collaboration between NorthStar and SES exemplifies the importance of collective efforts to deliver services that enable safe operations, driving a more sustainable space economy. This joint effort aims to address the urgent challenges presented by increasing space debris and orbital congestion.

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