SpaceQuest, Ltd. is a leading developer of advanced satellite technology for government, university and commercial use since 1994, specializing in the design, development, testing and manufacture of spacecraft as well as space and ground components for operation with low-Earth orbiting satellites.
Having launched its first AIS payload in 2007 and its first AIS spacecraft in 2009, SpaceQuest is a pioneer in commercial space-based AIS data collection. SpaceQuest operates its own AIS satellites in polar orbit, and has a continuous archive of satellite AIS data since September 2009. It offer a variety of S-AIS data products direct to customers and through value added resellers, including global and regional data feeds, data archives data back to 2009, processed streams, and value added AIS data services.
SpaceQuest has partnered with CloudEO for the marketing and distribution of its historical satellite AIS data because CloudEO has the imagery and analytical tools to combine SpaceQuest's AIS data with other data sets to provide a rich analytical environment for marine operators and researchers.