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VesselSat 1, 2, 3

VesselSat 2 [Luxspace]

VesselSat is a constellation of three microsatellites to provide spacecraft-based Automatic Identification System (AIS) sensors in low-Earth orbit as a means of tracking maritime assets.

A delevopment version of the Luxspace AIS-receivers has been tested before on the Rubin-9.1 (AIS-Pathfinder 2) payload.

Two satellites will be leased to Orbcomm as a replacement for the lost capability of the malfunctioning Orbcomm Quick Launch satellites.

Nation: Luxembourg
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Luxspace
Contractors: Luxspace
Equipment: AIS receiver
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 29 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
VesselSat 1 (Orbcomm FM42, V1) 2011-058C 12.10.2011 Sr FLP PSLV-CA with Megha-Tropiques, SRMSAT, Jugnu
VesselSat 2 (Orbcomm FM43, V2) 2012-001B 09.01.2012 TY LC-9 CZ-4B with ZY-3 01
VesselSat 3 - with ?

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