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Hidesat, ExactEarth bring AIS data to the EMSA 

By | January 14, 2020
ExactEarth’s payloads will deliver maritime satellite AIS data. Photo: ExactEarth

ExactEarth’s payloads will deliver maritime satellite AIS data. Photo: ExactEarth

Hisdesat and ExactEarth and have been selected in partnership by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to provide satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data services for a four-year period. Hisdesat, as prime contractor, will provide EMSA with exactView RT, exactEarth’s real-time satellite-AIS data service. ExactEarth estimates the contract could bring the company revenues of roughly between $3.8-5.4 million. 

Satellite-AIS is a navigational safety system by which ships relay information regarding their identity, position, speed, and heading, that is then captured by a satellite constellation, such as ExactView RT. ExactView RT consists of 58 operational satellite payloads and seven orbital spares that annually track a population of more than 600,000 unique vessels worldwide. 

“ExactEarth’s industry leading real-time satellite-AIS service is a natural complement to Hisdesat’s advanced maritime domain awareness capabilities utilizing our Paz radar satellite and we look forward to continuing to provide leading satellite maritime services to EMSA and other global customers, Hidesat CEO Miguel Angel Garcia Primo said.