HEO, an Australian startup, is a space imagery company that specializes in non-Earth imagery or satellite-to-satellite imaging. They use space-based sensors to inspect and image objects in orbit. Rather than operating their own inspector satellites, HEO relies on partner companies to host their software platform on their imaging satellites.
The company provides intelligence through its satellite inspection software platform, HEO Inspect, and visually monitors satellites and space debris through non-Earth imaging. Their customers include commercial satellite operators and government agencies that want to prevent their spacecraft from colliding with debris objects or keep watch of other hazards.
HEO recently completed an $8 million Series A funding round and is doing business in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. They have also opened their first U.S. office in the Washington, D.C. area. HEO is enhancing our understanding of space debris, satellite movements, and potential threats, thereby contributing to the sustainability of space operations.