CAMBRIDGE, ON, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - exactEarth Ltd., a leading provider of Satellite AIS data services, announced the successful launch of an advanced AIS satellite that will extend its exactAIS® constellation and increase the capacity of its global vessel monitoring service. The spacecraft was built by SpaceQuest, Ltd. of Fairfax, Virginia USA and was launched from the Yasny launch base in Russia on 2013-11- 21 at 07:10:10 UTC aboard a Dnepr rocket. The addition of this spacecraft will increase the exactEarth constellation to five satellites and further improve exactEarth's world-leading AIS message detection performance from space.
"We are pleased to announce the successful launch of EV5, another important step in our growing constellation of dedicated AIS satellites." said Philip Miller, VP of Operations and Engineering at exactEarth. "The satellite is performing to expectations and we are confident of quickly bringing the asset into operational use. The addition of this satellite to our fleet is an important milestone as we continue to provide the world's leading space-based global maritime vessel monitoring service."
About exactEarth Ltd.
exactEarth, based in Cambridge, Ontario, is a data services company providing the most advanced information on global maritime traffic available today. Our premium service, exactAIS®, delivers an unrivalled view of the recognized maritime picture at a global scale. Offering fully secure data in a variety of industry standard formats and delivery methods, exactEarth's data provides real value for a wide range of operational maritime applications delivering operational efficiencies, enhancing security, safeguarding the environment, and assisting in saving lives. For more information, visit our website at www.exactearth.com.
SOURCE: exactEarth Ltd.
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