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exactView 1 (EV 1)

exactView 1 (EV 1) [SSTL]

exactView 1 (EV 1), formerly known as ADS-1b, will form part of the exactEarth (COM DEV) AIS constellation to monitor ship movements through busy shipping channels and harbours and to provide information on global shipping movements. It is a follow-up mission to the CanX 6/NTS satellite.

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a self-organizing TMDA radiocommunication system used for the identification and location of maritime vessels. AIS transponders are required by the International Maritime Organization on all vessels over 300 tonnes and all passenger vessels. Communication is line-of-sight, allowing countries to monitor ships within about 50 km of their shores. A space-based platform allows monitoring of much larger areas, especially in areas that are difficult to monitor through more traditional base station means.

exactView 1 features a AIS payload with two polarizations and four channels and a C-band data downlink.

Nation: Canada
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: exactEarth / COM DEV
Contractors: SSTL
Equipment: AIS transponder
Configuration: Microsat-100
Propulsion:
Power: Deployable fixed solar array, solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 100 kg
Orbit: 805 km × 821 km, 99.0
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
exactView 1 (EV 1) (ex ADS 1b) 2012-039C 22.07.2012 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-FG Fregat with Kanopus-V 1, BKA, Zond-PP, TET 1

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