Canada's exactEarth's future growth depends most immediately on SpaceX launching the rest of the Iridium Next constellation as quickly as possible. Sixty of the 75 Iridium Next satellites carry exactEarth maritime vessel-tracking AIS payloads. Longer term, exactEarth hopes AIS transponders will be put on ever-smaller vessels. Credit: exactEarth
PARIS — Satellite maritime vessel-tracking company exactEarth has given up on returning its eV-5 satellite to service but said its loss will have no meaningful effect on the company’s service, especially with four payloads on the Iridium Next . . .
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