Midland is going out of this world with an operating space radar in the Basin. It's a new addition to the City of Midland's space industry. They call it The Midland Space Radar.
"When you're working with a pen and paper to design something like this, it's easy to forget how difficult it is to make it happen in real life," said LeoLabs Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer, Michael Nicolls.
Leo Labs, the company behind the radar, began construction in October and finished the facility in February when it became fully operational. The site is located about 80 miles west of the city.
"When we went out there looking for our next radar site, Midland had already been working in the space industry," said LeoLabs CEO Dan Ceperley. "It was really important to be plugged in with a team like that."