The city of Midland is taking steps to get the space industry going with a new space radar.

According to NewsWest 9, the space radar is the beginning of the new space industry the city is trying to get going to go along with the future space travel services coming to the Midland International Air and Space Port.

The site is in a remote area outside of Midland so it doesn't get much human interference and can track up to 10,000 satellites in space along with space junk floating around too.

The radar emits radio waves which bounce off all sorts of stuff in the earth's orbit including debris and low orbit satellites and sends data back to those monitoring it to make sure the debris does not come in contact with any of the satellites.

The company called LeoLabs is hoping to put more radars all over the world in the future.