Eyes in the sky
HawkEye 360’s toaster oven-size vehicles will scan the globe for telltale radio signals, revealing a secret world of dark ships.
These New Satellites Will Hunt Pirates, and Maybe Terrorists
By Kyle Stock
If all goes as planned with the scheduled SpaceX launch Sunday, a startup called HawkEye 360 will have a trio of satellites resembling toaster ovens circling the globe, scanning for pirate radio.
The Washington-area company is one of 35 paying customers strapped to the top of the Falcon 9 rocket, a crowd of cosmic enterprises boldly pushing the private sector into parts of the universe that were once solely the province of sovereign space agencies.
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