|Peter Mabson, CEO|
|Products||Satellite AIS Data Services and Solutions|
In 2005, COM DEV first recognized that the AIS messages being transmitted by major ships could potentially be received from space. COM DEV validated its AIS detection capability through aircraft trials in 2007 and launched a nano-satellite (EV0) in April, 2008.
exactEarth commenced commercial operations in June 2009.
In September 2010, Hisdesat acquired a 27% equity interest in the Company for a cash investment of approximately $15 million, with COM DEV retaining a 73% equity interest. 
On June 23, 2015, exactEarth filed a Preliminary Prospectus with Canadian Securities Administrators, announcing their intentions to launch an IPO. However, on November 5, 2015, exactEarth's largest shareholder, COM DEV, announced plans for an acquisition by Honeywell with exactEarth spinning out into its own publicly traded company. exactEarth's prospectus was abandoned. COM DEV shareholders approved the acquisition on January 21, 2016, with each COM DEV shareholder receiving 0.1977 exactEarth stock for every COM DEV stock held. Final court approval of the acquisition came on January 25, 2016.
As of October 2015, exactEarth operates a satellite constellation consisting of 9 satellites.
On June 8, 2015, exactEarth announced a partnership with Harris Corporation to build 58 AIS detecting payloads to be launched on board the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation. It is expected that this constellation will provide global average revisit times and customer data latency of less than one minute.
On January 14, 2017, the first of the Iridium NEXT constellation was launched.
|Name||Satellite Catalog Number||Launch date||Launch vehicle||Constructor||Notes|
|CANX 6 (EV0)||32784||28 April 2008||Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle||Retired, used for R&D|
|ExactView-1 (EV1)||38709||22 July 2012||Soyuz-FG||Surrey Satellite Technology Limited|
|Resourcesat-2 (EV2)||37387||20 April 2011||Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-G|
|AprizeSat-6 (EV6)||37793||17 August 2011||Dnepr-1|
|AprizeSat-7 (EV5R)||39416||21 November 2013||Dnepr-1|
|AprizeSat-8 (EV12)||39425||21 November 2013||Dnepr-1|
|AprizeSat-9 (EV11)||40018||19 June 2014||Dnepr-1|
|AprizeSat-10 (EV13)||40019||19 June 2014||Dnepr-1|
|ExactView-9 (EV9)||40936||28 September 2015||Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL|
|M3MSat (EV7)||41605||22 June 2016||Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL|
|Paz (EV10)||43215||22 February 2018||Falcon 9 Full Thrust|
exactEarth Satellite AIS data aids ScanEx RDC in identifying illegal shipping within marine protected natural areas.
In 2009, exactEarth technology was recognized at the Ontario Premier's Innovation Awards for developing a satellite system for their work on Satellite AIS.