exactEarth launches advanced equatorial AIS satellite

This is a record of global shipping density and shows traffic from one typical month and highlights the busy tropical shipping regions for which exactEarth’s new equatorial satellite will provide expanded and detailed coverage. – Reproduced by kind permission of exactEarth©

It was announced from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada on 28 September that exactEarth Ltd., a leading provider of satellite AIS data services, reported the successful launch of an advanced AIS satellite, known as exactView-9 (EV9), thereby expanding its exactView™ global vessel monitoring constellation to eight in-orbit satellites.

This spacecraft was built by the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies Space Flight Laboratory and launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in India on 28 September aboard the Indian Space Research Organizations (ISRO) PSLV-C30 rocket.

Complementing the existing polar orbiting satellites of the exactEarth constellation, EV9 orbits around the equator every 97 minutes providing expanded and detailed coverage to the busy tropical shipping regions of the world.