The Rennes cluster Unseenlabs, world leader in the detection of radio frequency (RF) signals from space, will launch the eighth satellite in its constellation dedicated to the geolocation of ships at sea. This new satellite, BRO-8, will be launched in January 2023 as a part of the Transporter 6 mission from SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
“The expansion of our satellite fleet is an important step to better serve our customers around the world and add more power and value to our RF technology,” declared Clément Galic, CEO and co-founder of Unseenlabs in Rennes. ” New satellites add critical capabilities to Unseenlabs’ constellation, resulting in additional solutions and deeper analysis for our customers. »
Since launching its first satellite in 2019Unseenlabs was able to collect tens of thousands of electromagnetic signatures that helped maritime actors track any ship – including dark ships – anywhere in the world. This new satellite will complete the constellation of the Breton company and will increase the quantity and quality of the services it can provide to a large clientele in France, Europe and around the world.
Unseenlabs satellites are designed to provide customers with data and analysis based on the reception of radio frequency signals (RF signals (detection of electromagnetic waves emitted by devices on the surface of the earth), at any time of the day or night, regardless of weather conditions. ” This capability is essential for government and commercial applications, and used for monitoring areas such as the Baltic Sea (gas pipeline monitoring), the Gulf of Guinea (piracy, human trafficking, offshore platforms) and the Arabian Sea (IUU fishing), Clément Galic continues. Unseenlab’s team launched eight satellites dedicated to spatial RF sensing in just three years. More than ever, maritime actors need radio frequency data to optimize their surveillance, protection and response systems. »
The company based in Rennes, which by 2022 doubled its workforce in all departments (sales, engineering, support, etc.) today employs fifty people and plans to continue recruiting next year. Six more satellites are expected to be launched in 2023.
Unseenlabs (35) announces the launch of two new satellites to monitor maritime traffic