The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) selected the companies to provide it with the exactView RT, a second-generation real-time satellite-AIS data service, for a four-year period. Revenue estimates reach up to €4.8m.
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.
exactEarth's solution consists of 58 operational satellite payloads and seven orbital spares that annually track a population of more than 600k unique vessels worldwide and generate real-time Average Global Revisit rates. In addition, an inter-satellite relay link guarantees download and delivery to EMSA of the AIS positions with an Average Latency of less than one minute after the message has been sent by the vessel.
Peter Mabson, President and CEO, exactEarth, said, "Along with our partner Hisdesat, we are pleased to have been selected by EMSA for this mandate and to be providing satellite-AIS services to this vital maritime organization. We believe that exactView RT's unique real-time service capabilities - and the high reliability and quality of its data – differentiates us in the industry and will help support EMSA's vision and maritime strategy within the EU."
Miguel Angel Garcia Primo, CEO, Hisdesat, added, "[exactView RT] is a natural complement to Hisdesat's advanced maritime domain awareness capabilities utilising our Paz radar satellite and we look forward to continuing to provide leading satellite maritime services to EMSA and other global customers."