Unseenlabs & SpaceX to Expand Maritime Surveillance Constellation.

French maritime surveillance provider Unseenlabs plans to launch its 12th and 13th nanosatellite no earlier than March, passing the halfway mark for a constellation slated to begin tracking vessels in near real-time in 2025.

According to Unseenlabs CEO and cofounder Clement Galic, its radio-frequency geolocation network of 11 satellites can currently monitor and track signals from ships across the world’s oceans every four to six hours.

He said companies can use the constellation to get more up-to-date data on ship positions for things like insurance, traffic management, and fuel-saving purposes, while governments can use the satellites to track certain illegal activities.

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