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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

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

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

What Do We Mean by "Real-Time"?

Posted by Philip Miller on Jul 18, 2016 1:11:00 PM

One of the really cool things about exactViewRT powered by Harris is that it is a “Real-Time” system.  You might wonder what we mean by this and how it is accomplished. The best way to think about what we mean is to think of how the Internet works.

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Topics: Satellite AIS, real-ime Satellite AIS, exactView RT

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