Venta 1 [Ventspils University]
Venta 1 is a nanosatellite with Automatic Identification System (AIS) receivers for supervising ship traffic in Europe. The satellite is being built at the Ventspils University College, and the signals aired by the satellite will be received at the Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Center.
Venta-1 carries a LuxSpace 1st generation SATAIS receiver as the main payload. Additionally there is a small camera for low resolution earth monitoring.
The AIS data will be downloaded via a dedicated S-band frequency link. The satellite is attitude controlled via magnetic torquers around three axes and stabilized by a slow rotation around the sun generator axis pointing to the Sun.
Venta-1 will be stacked for launch together with Max Valier Sat. Both payloads will separate only in orbit after being deployed together by the PSLV launch vehicle.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Equipment:||AIS receiver, camera|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Venta 1||2017-036AC||23.06.2017||Sr FLP||PSLV-XL||with Cartosat 2E, NIUSAT, CE-SAT 1, Max Valier Sat, CICERO 6, Lemur-2 34, ..., 41, Blue Diamond, Green Diamond, Red Diamond, COMPASS 2, InflateSail, LituanicaSAT 2, URSA MAIOR, NUDTSat, Pegasus, UCLSat, VZLUsat 1, D-Sat, PACSCISAT, Aalto 1, ROBUSTA 1B, SUCHAI, skCUBE|