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AISTECHSAT 1 [Aistech]

AISTECHSAT 1 is a 6U CubeSat developed by Aistech to provide thermal images of the Earth and also help with maritime and aeronautical tracking as a prototype for a larger contellation.

For imaging an thermal imaging system is on board, for uses in forest management, fire detection, gathering data for agriculture like identifying the health of the plant, analysing land for expansion. It can also detect energy consumption and loss of buildings.

The satellites provide maritime vessel trecking via an AIS receiver. Also a bidirectional communication system is on board to send and receive automatic information from the vessel or remote asset worldwide.

For aircraft tracking an ADS-B receiver is on board.

The prototype satellite is to be launched in 2018. Aistech plans initially a constellation of 25 such nanosatellites encircling the planet. Eventually 100 satellites in 2022 are envisioned.

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

Nation: Spain
Type / Application: Traffic monitoring, earth observation
Operator: Aistech
Contractors: Aistech
Equipment: AIS receiver, ADS-B receiver, thermal imager
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Orbit: 574 km × 592 km, 97.77 (#2)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
AISTECHSAT 1 - 2019 with ?
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, (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov)