NORSAT 2 [UTIAS]
The Norsk Romsenter (Norwegian Space Centre) signed a contract in July 2015 with UTIAS (University of Toronto, Institute for Aerospace Studies) for the construction of the NORSAT 2 microsatellite.
NORSAT-2 is a 15 kg, 20 cm times; 30 cm times; 40 cm satellite under development for the Norwegian Space Centre and Space Norway. The satellite will provide advanced ship tracking and data exchange services over the territorial waters of Norway.
The NORSAT-2 satellite will carry a next generation Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver from Kongsberg Seatex, along with a VHF data exchange (VDE) payload that will enable two-way communication at higher data rates than possible with AIS. It features a large deployable directional crossed Yagi VHF antenna.
|Type / Application:||Technology, traffic monitoring|
|Contractors:||UTIAS (University of Toronto, Institute for Aerospace Studies) (bus); Norsk Romsenter (payload)|
|Configuration:||Generic Nanosatellite Bus (GNB)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||585 km × 606 km, 97.61°|
|NORSAT 2||2017-042D||14.07.2017||Ba LC-31/6||Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M||with Kanopus-V-IK 1, Flying Laptop, WNISAT 1R, NORSAT 1, TechnoSat, CICERO 1, 2, 3, Corvus-BC 1, Corvus-BC 2, MKA-N 1, MKA-N 2, Flock-2k 1, ..., 48, Lemur-2 42, ..., 49, NanoACE, Mayak, Iskra-MAI-85, UTE-UESOR|