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AISTECHSAT 1, 2, 3 / Danu Pathfinder, 1, ..., 10

AISTECHSAT 2 [Aistech]

AISTECHSAT 1 is a 2U CubeSat developed by Aistech to help with maritime and aeronautical tracking as a prototype for a larger constellation.

The satellites provide aircraft tracking tracking via an ADS-B receiver. Also a bidirectional communication system is on board to send and receive automatic information from the vessel or remote asset worldwide.

Aistech plans initially a constellation of 25 such Danu nanosatellites encircling the planet. Eventually 102 satellites in 2022 are envisioned.

AISTECHSAT 1 was tested during high-altitude ballon flights. It was not launched into orbit.

AISTECHSAT 2 as the orbital prototype was launched on Spaceflight Industry's SSO-A multi-satellite launch on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) rocket.

AISTECHSAT 3 or Danu Pathfinder was launched in the first quarter of 2019 on an Indian PSLV-QL.

The first ten Danu satellites are to be launched beginning in the third quarter of 2019 to early 2020.

Nation: Spain
Type / Application: Traffic monitoring, communication
Operator: Aistech
Contractors: GOMSpace, Aistech
Equipment: ADS-B receiver, bidirectional communication system
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 574 km × 592 km, 97.77 (#2); 490 km × 507 km, 97.5 (#3)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
AISTECHSAT 1 - not launched
AISTECHSAT 2 2018-099L 03.12.2018 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with SkySat 14, 15, Eu:CROPIS, STPSat 5, FalconSat 6, NEXTSat 1, KazSTSAT, eXCITe, SeeMe, ICEYE X2, BlackSky Global 2, ESEO, Hawk A, B, C, Capella 1, BlackHawk, CSIM-FD, Hiber 2, ITASAT 1, Landmapper-BC 4, ORS 7A, 7B, Al-Farabi 2, Astrocast 0.1, Audacy 0, BRIO, Centauri 1, Eaglet 1, Enoch, Flock-3s 1, 2, 3, ICE-Cap, K2SAT, KazSciSat 1, MinXSS 2, Orbital Reflector, RAAF M1, SeaHawk 1, SNUSAT 2, THEA, VESTA, PW-Sat 2, SNUGLITE, VisionCube, RANGE A, B, Elysium-Star 2, ExseedSat 1, Fox 1C, Irvine 02, JY1-Sat, KNACKSAT, MOVE 2, SpaceBEE 5, 6, 7, Suomi-100, WeissSat 1, Sirion Pathfinder 2, OrbWeaver 1, 2, SPAWAR-CAL O, OR, R
AISTECHSAT 3 (Danu Pathfinder) 2019-018AB 01.04.2019 Sr SLP PSLV-QL with EMISAT, Flock-4a 1, ..., 20, Lemur-2 96, ..., 99, BlueWalker 1, M6P, Astrocast 0.2, AIS/APRS/ARIS
Danu 1 - 2019 with ?
Danu 2 - 2019 with ?
Danu 3 - 2019 with ?
Danu 4 - 2019 with ?
Danu 5 - 2019 with ?
Danu 6 - 2019 with ?
Danu 7 - 2019 with ?
Danu 8 - 2019 with ?
Danu 9 - 2019 with ?
Danu 10 - 2019 with ?

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