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Partners in the Sky

The Future

The Partners in the Sky program is still in its beginning stages: expanding the markets to make the satellite solution affordable; developing high-power, one-gram tracking devices; engineering, building, and certifying an aircraft antenna to pick up tagged wildlife on overfly routes.

Corporate and Smithsonian executives invite other concerned companies to participate and continue to explore innovative financing and business solutions to bring tracking costs down and ensure long-term project viability.


Photo by Centre for Conservation Research.