Sea routes, drawn from space with 57,000 signs

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This satellite makes the seas safer by allowing industry, maritime authorities and governments to control fisheries, manage fleets, protect the environment and control safety.

The ESAIL microsatellite to track ships at sea has captured 57,000 signals in its first 24 hours of operation, using advanced on-board processing algorithms.

Launched on September 2 aboard a Vega rocket from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, ESAIL has completed the first phase of its commission in orbit with the first global maritime navigation satellite map.

According to the ESA, this satellite makes the seas safer by allowing industry, maritime authorities and governments to control fisheries, manage fleets, protect the environment and monitor safety.

It tracks ships around the world by detecting messages that ships radio with its automatic identification systems, allowing them to be identified even when they are far from coastal monitoring stations.

The satellite was built by LuxSpace as part of a partnership project between ESA and the Canadian operator exactEarth.

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