satellites and their increasingly crowded orbits
orbits requires exquisite spatial data that multiple startups say can only be gained from space.
At least eight early-stage companies in North America, Europe, and Australia have secured funds
they say will be needed to provide more accurate, complete and reliable information
Some of these startups are chasing anticipated demand for guiding on-orbit servicers.
Others see more potential in providing intricately detailed maps and trajectories of satellites
rocket stages and other objects across the near-space landscape.
Some envisage deploying hundreds of dedicated space situational awareness (SSA) satellites