Please make a donation to support Gunter's Space Page.
Thank you very much for visiting Gunter's Space Page. I hope that this site is useful and informative for you.
If you appreciate the information provided on this site, please consider supporting my work by making a simple and secure donation via PayPal. Please help to run the website and keep everything free of charge. Thank you very much.

Venta 1

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 and a laser retroreflector.

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.

Nation: Latvia
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Ventspils University
Contractors: Ventspils University
Equipment: AIS receiver, camera, laser retroreflector
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 7.5 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Venta 1 - 2016 Sr PSLV-CA with Cartosat 2C, SkySat C1, BIROS, M3MSat, LAPAN A3, GHGSat-D, Max Valier Sat, NIUSAT, Flock-2x 1, ..., 12, SathyabamaSat, Swayam, BeeSat 4