HEAD 1 [CAST]
HEAD 1 or Hede 1 is a Chinese commercial satelliteby HEAD Aerospace to track ships receiving their AIS (Automated Identification System) signals.
The three-axis stabilized satellites was built by SAST (Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology) and features an high performance AIS-receiver being able to process 2 million AIS short messages per 24 hours and to identify 60000 ships.
HEAD 1 serves also as a prototype for the Skywalker constellation, which is to be a commercial small satellite-based constellation supporting multiple applications.
|Type / Application:||Traffic monitoring|
|Equipment:||high performance AIS-receiver|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|HEAD 1 (Hede 1)||2017-072B||14.11.2017||TY LC-9||CZ-4C||with FY 3D|
|HEAD 2A (Hede 2A)||2019-087||07.12.2019||TY LC-16||Kuaizhou-1A||with HEAD 2A, HEAD 2B, TY 16, TY 17, Tianqi 4A, Tianqi 4B|
|HEAD 2B (Hede 2B)||2019-087||07.12.2019||TY LC-16||Kuaizhou-1A||with HEAD 2A, HEAD 2B, TY 16, TY 17, Tianqi 4A, Tianqi 4B|