Famous for its moonwatch, Omega lends time to Privateer space debris track

For more than 50 years, Omega has helped astronauts keep track of time as they traveled through space and walked on the moon. Now, thanks to a new collaboration, the Swiss watchmaker is lending its timing skills to help track all of the items humanity has placed and left in Earth orbit, ensuring that astronauts can safely navigate through outer space for many years to come.

Omega has partnered with Privateer, which is devoted to making “much-needed enhancements to how we collect and process information about space objects.” On Monday (March 1), Privateer debuted Wayfinder, an open-access and near real-time visualization of satellites and debris in Earth orbit. The web-based app features time tracking by Omega.