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The Future of Global Vessel Tracking is Real-Time

Posted by Nicole Schill on Mar 23, 2017 1:45:03 PM


Four satellites in the exactView RT powered by Harris constellation are currently orbiting miles and miles above us waiting for their other 61 companions to launch later this year. These advanced payloads will provide exactEarth customers with rapid, reliable and real-time insight into global shipping activity for the first time ever.


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Topics: exactView RT

The Global Move towards Energy-Efficient Marine Shipping

Posted by Nicole Schill on Dec 13, 2016 9:33:00 AM

The global quest to reduce maritime shipping greenhouse gas emissions is daunting. This bold project spearheaded by the UN-backed International Maritime Organization (IMO) is propelling the marine transportation industry to design and implement efficient, affordable solutions that sustain both the environment and commercial industry – a relationship that is historically fraught with conflict. The IMO’s strategy connects the entire maritime shipping industry to pool resources, ideas, and advancements to implement innovative best practices and solutions together.

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Topics: IMO, ship emissions, monitoring ship emissions, ship fuel consumption, emissions

The Voyage to Transparency with Big Data

Posted by Nicole Schill on Nov 29, 2016 1:04:58 PM

Big data is a big deal for the maritime shipping industry. Until very recently, maritime insights and analytics had to be gathered in bits and pieces, and that data at best was in bits and pieces. Satellite technology has made a huge splash in the way we collect and analyze data in every industry. The key to understanding the importance of big data has to do with analytics. Big data is normal, everyday data collected in vast quantities and analyzed in ways that previously would have taken more resources than it was worth. Technology has managed to compress data and expand storage capabilities to allow for big data analysis to be realized in minutes instead of hours, days, months, or years.

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Topics: shipping data, vessel data, big data, maritime intelligence

The Push for Reduced Maritime Carbon Emissions

Posted by Nicole Schill on Nov 17, 2016 9:32:00 AM

Maritime efficiency is a hot topic in the United Nations’ and European Commission’s strategies to reduce human impact on climate change. The European Commission reports that marine transport is only responsible for about 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, so why the push to reduce ship emissions?

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Topics: IMO, ocean environment, ship emissions, monitoring ship emissions, ship fuel consumption

Why are our satellites in Low Earth Orbit?

Posted by Philip Miller on Sep 15, 2016 3:55:54 PM

Many people, myself included, get their television from satellites. We place a small almost circular ‘dish’ antenna on our home, point it towards the sky and turn the electronics on to receive entertainment via our televisions.  Once setup, the ‘dish’ does not have to move unless you do.

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Topics: satellites, LEO, exactView RT, iridium NEXT

SpaceX Update

Posted by Philip Miller on Sep 7, 2016 3:10:08 AM

Thursday morning, September 1, around 9:07 AM EDT at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a SpaceX rocket was undergoing static test firing in preparation for a Saturday launch of the AMOS-6 satellite.  The rocket exploded on the launch pad destroying the satellite and damaging the launch site.  No one was injured. 

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Topics: satellite launch

exactView RT for Search and Rescue Operations

Posted by Philip Miller on Aug 16, 2016 1:08:00 PM

It was about 2:30 in the afternoon, October 1, 2015. Several colleagues and I were at a series of meetings with our partners at Harris Corporation in Melbourne Florida. We had been asked to provide a demonstration of what our Generation 1 satellite constellation is able to do using our web based product, ShipView. This would help Harris employees understand the value of what we will achieve together with exactViewRT powered by Harris.  Peter Dorcas, Sr. Director of Business Development for exactEarth, was making the presentation to a group of about 30 Harris employees. He had ShipView projected on the big screen and was going through a fairly typical demonstration of both the exactView Generation 1 satellite AIS data and the capabilities of the ShipView product. 

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Topics: Search and Rescue, real-ime Satellite AIS, real-time vessel tracking

Upgrading exactView

Posted by Philip Miller on Aug 9, 2016 9:54:55 AM

In 2010 the maritime world began to discover a new technology for monitoring ship movements across the world’s oceans— Satellite AIS.

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Topics: real-ime Satellite AIS, real-time vessel tracking

Numbers Game: Why 65 Satellites is Just Right for exactView RT

Posted by Philip Miller on Aug 2, 2016 11:14:41 AM

exactViewRT powered by Harris will have 65 payloads onboard the Iridium NEXT constellation of satellites. After launch, each satellite is moved into its pre-assigned position relative to the other satellites.  Once there, this position is maintained throughout the life of the constellation by using fuel on each satellite to make course corrections known as “station keeping”. In other words, not all orbits around the earth are equal and knowing which orbits to put your satellites in and how to keep them where you put them is fundamentally critical to providing a satellite based service.  It truly is all about “Orbital Mechanics”.

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Topics: real-time vessel tracking, exactView RT

The exactEarth and Harris Corporation Relationship

Posted by Philip Miller on Jul 26, 2016 11:00:00 AM

exactEarth has led the world in the creation, introduction and evolution of detecting from Low Earth Orbit satellites VHF signals emitted from marine vessels known as Automatic Identification System (AIS). We started with one of the first AIS detecting satellites, NTS, and have grown our constellation to include 9 satellites with 26 ground stations around the world. Combined with two data centers supporting the highest detection rate possible using our patented algorithms, we are able to produce the most reliable, consistent Satellite AIS service available and provide that service to over 250 customers worldwide.

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Topics: Harris, exactView RT

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