AISat 1 [DLR]
AISat 1 is an German microsatellite, which carries an experimental spacecraft-based Automatic Identification System (AIS) sensor in low-Earth orbit as a means of tracking maritime assets.
The satellite is based on DLR's experimental CLAVIS platform. The cube-shaped satellite body carries solar cells for power generation. The launch mass is 14 kg.
AISat 1 is carrying an experimental AIS receiver with a 4 m helix antenna that also forms a gravity gradient boom. This high gain antenna enables the satellite to receive Class-A and Class-B AIS signals as well as the AIS-SART (AIS Search and Rescue Transmitter) signals.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||642 km × 660 km, 98.2°|
|AISat 1||2014-034B||30.06.2014||Sr FLP||PSLV-CA||with SPOT 7, CanX 4, CanX 5, VELOX 1-NSAT, VELOX 1-PSAT|