Detecting and tracking “dark ships” suspected of smuggling or illegal fishing will be the first application for a radio frequency (RF)-based data stream collected by a new cluster of commercial cubesats scheduled for launch by the end of November, the manufacturer says. Herndon, Virginia-based Hawkeye 360 sees a wide variety of applications for its new breed of signals-collecting cubesats. But helping military and intelligence analysts perform the maritime domain awareness ...


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