CAMBRIDGE, ON, Aug. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - 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.
Based in Cambridge, ON, exactEarth Ltd. is a data services company that leverages advanced microsatellite technology to deliver monitoring solutions characterized by high performance, reliability, security, and simplicity. exactEarth's service, exactAIS™, is a global vessel tracking and monitoring system based on world leading satellite-based advanced AIS detection technology. exactEarth is jointly owned by COM DEV International Ltd (TSX: CDV) and HISDESAT ServiciosEstratégicos S.A. For more information, visit our website at www.exactearth.com.