HEO (High Earth Orbit Robotics)

Founded
Country
2016
Australia
Funding
$7.8M+
Website
HEO Robotics
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HEO (High Earth Orbit Robotics)

Product/Service - Inspect

Classification
Miscellaneous
Category
Space Situational Awareness (SSA)
In-Orbit Inspection
Fields
In-Orbit Inspection
Status
Demonstrated
First launch
2020

HEO provides non-Earth imagery and analytics that enables commercial companies, governments, and defence to identify and understand the state, operation and behaviour of space objects and the orbital environment.

HEO Inspect is a resilient space architecture that combines software and space-based hardware for highly automated satellite-to-satellite imaging for every mission. We adopt a sustainable approach to solving today’s problems in space. Rather than launching our own hardware, we foster collaboration opportunities with companies to access existing space-based sensors during their downtime.

High Earth Orbit Robotics has used an Earth Observation satellite to image another spacecraft. Their software, combined with the Korean Kompsat-3 satellite provided millisecond accuracy to take the image from a distance of over 300 km. Their software was critical to compensate for the 10 km/s relative closing velocity between the Kompsat-3 and the ISS.

Holmes Imager

Holmes Imager is a telescopic space camera we developed and is designed to be hosted as a secondary payload on a spacecraft. Once launched, Holmes relies on the host spacecraft for ground communication, power, attitude control, GPS time, and telemetry for operation. 

Holmes is the next-generation of space-to-space imagery. Holmes’ advanced optics will deliver higher-quality images, giving our customers more coverage and better insights.

Both Holmes and its host spacecraft are healthy and stable. Precision pointing in space is critical for non-Earth imaging. We are conducting the final fine attitude control checks before opening the aperture door for Holmes’ first pic, 2023-11-24.

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