The World Leader in Radio Frequency Data & Solutions for Maritime Domain Awareness
Unseenlabs is a French company based in Rennes, Brittany, and founded in 2015 by the Galic brothers. The initial idea came from an observation concerning vessels at sea: there was an extensive lack of geolocation data. It is mainly due to the fact that ships can disappear from radars and become invisible.
It is a serious matter because these vessels may engage in unlawful activities (non-exhaustive list):
- Illegal or undeclared fishing.
- Hostile intrusions in waters under national jurisdiction (Exclusive Economic Zone, continental shelf, territorial waters).
- Environmental damages (illegal discharges).
- Destruction of sensitive submarine installations (submarine cables, etc.).
Unseenlabs has developed a new technology using radio frequency signals detection − or space-based RF detection − to geolocate vessels whose emitters are turned off. Unseenlabs uses nanosatellites − also called CubeSats – to provide data to its private and public customers (governments, shipping companies, etc.) worldwide.
Unseenlabs’ satellite constellation specifically detects, characterizes and geolocates RF signals coming from a wide range of emitters. It covers sea areas of hundreds of thousands square kilometers.
Since the launch of BRO-1 (BRO stands for Breizh Reconnaissance Orbiter) in 2019, 8 other BROs blasted into space. The aim is to extend the constellation to up to 20 satellites in 2025.
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