exactAIS Constellation Continues to Grow
CAMBRIDGE, ON – August 17, 2011 - exactEarth Ltd., a leading provider of satellite AIS data services, announced the successful launch of two advanced AIS satellites designed to extend its exactAIS constellation and increase the capacity of its global vessel monitoring service. The two spacecraft were built by SpaceQuest, Ltd. and exactEarth will take ownership after the successful completion of in-orbit testing, which is expected to be concluded within 90 days. These satellites incorporate next generation advanced AIS payloads designed to further improve AIS message detection from space. The addition of these spacecraft will bring the exactEarth constellation to five operational satellites.
"Today's launch marks another important step in the ongoing expansion of our global vessel monitoring service," said Peter Mabson, President of exactEarth. “Our existing spacecraft have proven that advanced AIS payload technology combined with our proprietary ground-based processing results in a significant increase in detection capability. This launch helps ensure that exactEarth will continue to provide the world’s most comprehensive and high performance satellite-based AIS service for years to come."
About exactEarth Ltd.
exactEarth Ltd. (www.exactEarth.com) is a data services company that leverages advanced microsatellite technology and globally deployed ground systems to deliver monitoring solutions characterized by high performance, reliability, security, and simplicity. exactEarth’s initial service, exactAIS™, is a global vessel tracking and monitoring system based on world leading space-based advanced AIS detection technology.
HISDESAT Servicios Estratégicos, S.A. (www.hisdesat.es) is a supplier of services based on space systems, to government clients in Spain and other allied, and friendly countries. The company is specialized in the acquisition, operation and commercialization of systems orientated to space, with the purpose of providing strategic and communication services, for both civil and military applications. HISDESAT was established as the first commercial supplier in the world to provide satellite communication services in X and Ka Band for government applications exclusively.
About COM DEV
COM DEV International Ltd. (www.comdevintl.com) is a leading global designer and manufacturer of space hardware subsystems. With facilities in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, COM DEV manufactures advanced products and subsystems that are sold to major satellite prime contractors for use in communications, space science, remote sensing and military satellites.
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