Australia develops camera to track space in real time

The Royal Australian Air Force in partnership with Western Sydney University has developed a camera that can track objects in space in real time.

The camera called Astrosite could help prevent satellites located beyond the Earth’s atmosphere from colliding with each other.

The Astrosite, which is modeled after the human eye, will make possible daylight observation of space, and during low observable periods.

The camera could be mounted on any of a variety of platforms, such as planes, trains, or ships.

The technology’s development is part of the Plan Jericho, which is a strategy to transform the Royal Australian Air Force by capitalizing on future high technology systems.