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Dauria Aerospace Propels 2 Perseus-M Maritime Surveillance Satellites into Low Earth Orbit

June 27, 2014

Dauria Aerospace has successfully delivered two Perseus-M spacecraft into low earth orbit.

According to a company release, these satellites will be combined with Dauria's DX1 spacecraft and eight Perseus-O imaging satellites to form the Perseus space monitoring and remote sensing constellation. The maritime segment of the Perseus constellation will track and monitor vessels in open seas and navigable waterways in the United States, Canada, Northern Europe and Russia.

"The launch of the Perseus-M satellites marks a significant achievement for Dauria," says Mike Kokorich, founder and president at Dauria Aerospace. "Once established, the maritime segment of the constellation will provide valuable vessel traffic information to a range of users from captains and ship-owners to coast guard and search and rescue services in the Northern Hemisphere."

"We are confident in the commercial success of the constellation," continues Kokorich. "Prior to DX1 launch, we reached an agreement with the Russian Ministry of Transportation for the development of AIS services. At this time, Russia does not maintain any space assets with AIS capabilities and can only monitor maritime traffic less than about 43 miles from its shoreline. We expect this partnership to lead to agreements with multiple companies based in North America and Europe."

Dauria Aerospace is a multinational aerospace company.

More information and complete details:

www.dauriaspace.com

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