Virginia based Hawkeye 360 established in 2015 announced in early February this year that it has completed commissioning all satellites in its constellation that can pinpoint the exact location of RF signals. During its initial phase the RFGeo will help its customers map the exact geographical location of marine VHF radios so that during times of disasters it is easy to locate position of distress beacons of vessels at sea though automatic identification systems signals. Marketing Director of Hawkeye 360 Adam Bennett stated that their product is very relevant in today’s times as countries want clearer visibility of waters around their coastlines.
CEO of Hawkeye 360 John Serafini stated that customers can access powerful RF analytics with their RFGeo satellite constellation to have a comprehensive world view which till date had not been offered by anyone. In forthcoming months the firm is expanding its signals catalog to identify and support applications related to defense, border security, emergency response and telecom. John Serafini declared that Hawkeye 360 will soon bring compelling RF analytics to customers to cement its position as a fast expanding leader in field of RF analytics. The first three satellites of the firm were launched in December by SpaceX Falcon 9 through a rideshare mission.
RFGeo provides customers the facility of linking geographical locations of RF signals through their products to events around the world so they can safely support a high range of missions and applications. The satellite provides exact coordinates of RF signals in formats that are similar to common GIS software tools. Till recently RF signals were considered ubiquitous and no commercially viable products are available which can provide multiple services like location processing and tracking broad range of radio signals. The success of its satellites’ services have helped the firm to easily move from initial financing within three years to spaceflight operations as its satellites are spaced 100 to 200 kilometers apart from each other.