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AISat 1

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.

Nation: Germany
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: DLR
Contractors: DLR
Equipment: AIS receiver
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 14 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
AISat 1 2014-034B 30.06.2014 Sr FLP PSLV-CA with SPOT 7, CanX 4, CanX 5, VELOX 1-NSAT, VELOX 1-PSAT

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