HEAD 1 [CAST]
HEAD 1 or Hede 1 is a Chinese commercial satelliteby HEAD Aerospace to track ships receiving their AIS (Automated Identification System)) signals.
The three-axis stabilized satellites was built by SAST (Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology) and features an high performance AIS receiver being able to process 2 million AIS short messages per 24 hours and to identify 60000 ships.
HEAD 1 serves also as a prototype for the Skywalker constellation, which is to be a commercial small satellite-based constellation supporting multiple applications.
|Type / Application:||Traffic monitoring|
|Equipment:||high performance AIS receiver|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|HEAD 1 (Hede 1)||2017-072B||14.11.2017||TY LC-9||CZ-4C||with FY 3D|