Maritime tracker exactEarth cuts costs, awaits Iridium fleet deployment

by Peter B. de Selding


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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