Company Info

exactEarth Ltd., a company jointly owned by COM DEV International Ltd and HISDESAT Servicios Estratégicos S.A., is a data services company that leverages advanced microsatellite technology to deliver monitoring solutions characterized by high performance, reliability, security, and simplicity.

The exactAIS® service is a global vessel tracking and maritime domain monitoring system based on a world leading space-based AIS (Automatic Identification System) detection technology.

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About COM DEV International Ltd.


About HISDESAT Servicios Estratégicos, S.A

COM DEV International Ltd. has been a world leader in the design and manufacture of satellite subsystems for 35 years. The Company’s technology has flown on more than 700 spacecraft, including over 80 percent of all commercial communications satellites ever launched. As a key supplier to virtually all of the world’s satellite prime contractors, COM DEV has established an unsurpassed reputation for quality in an industry where reliable performance is an absolute imperative.

COM DEV’s core technology is designed to filter out all but a very specific portion of the radio frequency signals emitted into space. Several years ago, the Company applied its expertise to the challenge of tracking vessels from space. exactAIS® is the result of five years of research and development, representing an investment of over $10 million by COM DEV, to develop a high performance advanced space-based AIS detection technology.

HISDESAT Servicios Estratégicos, S.A. was set up on July 17th, 2001, in order to supply 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.

In order to provide these services, HISDESAT has the XTAR - EUR satellite, which was launched in February 2005 and is located at 29º East and on the satellite SPAINSAT, which was launched in March 2006 and is located at 30º West.