According to experts in airspace travel, the orbit satellite initiative will soon be overrun in the next few years. This report is especially true given the number of increased satellite deployment into lower orbit. The problem is real, given Amazon’s recent announcement to deploy 3000 satellites as a foundation for its communication network. However, there is good news recent team up by two experts in space travel, and monitoring systems led to the establishment of a software-based prediction system capable of foreseeing possible collisions beforehand
Araz Feyzi and Siamak Hesar are Iranian immigrants who flew to the US with the hope of finishing their college studies but got the chance to be of help to the space industry. Feyzi is an entrepreneur specializing in startups, while Hesar is an aerospace engineer from the University of Colorado. The duo’s innovative startup includes a system that projects possible collisions of orbiting satellites in space, providing possible escape routes. While the invention is revolutionary, it still requires human intervention to make correct outcomes based on present facts.
The innovation from Feyzi and Hesar’s startup company Kayhan Space has the potential of preventing losses of million-dollar investments while also reducing risks arising from falling debris from the sky. According to experts, satellites currently in orbit face problems navigating without visual information. This result is made apparent by the different systems operators use and differed measurements and lack of a unified communication network.
However, Kayhan has measures that ensure the company’s relevance should future satellites come fitted with sensors to ensure collision prevention autonomy. Companies’ algorithms can also work inside to ensure that oncoming orbital traffic is avoided. Hesar further confirms that the technology is far away from being fully autonomous. Even when satellites launched in the future receive sensors, they will still need human intervention. This situation is more prevalent in making decisions and executing orders.
Business investment experts expect the space exploration sector to grow to 3.9billion in the next eight years. This outcome poses a significant opportunity for the development of monitoring bodies for satellites in orbit. The industry is paving a way to develop a new niche of orbit traffic controllers.
Meanwhile, Kayhan is continuously increasing its portfolio among investors. The company has gained admission into a US Air Force backed mentorship program and recently awarded a $600,000 investment prerequisite for its plan to start. However, the founders admit that the project needs universal acceptance across all satellite operators globally for it to succeed. This result is achievable through policy implementation by the government.