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Kelpie 1, 2

Kelpie 1, 2 [AAC Clyde Space]

Kelpie 1 and 2 are 3U cubesats designed and owned by AAC Clyde Space to deliver, under an exclusive Space Data as a Service (SDaaS) agreement, AIS data to the US company ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

AAC Clyde Space owns and operates the satellites that will deliver Automatic Identification System (AIS) data exclusively to ORBCOMM and its government and commercial customers, enabling ship tracking and other maritime navigational and safety efforts. This joint mission with ORBCOMM is a significant step forward for AAC Clyde Space in solidifying its strategic shift to an SDaaS model.

Kelpie 1 was launched via the ION-SCV 007 or 008 deployer on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) in January 2023.

It is planned that Kelpie 2 will be launched in the first half of 2023.

Nation: Sweden
Type / Application: Traffic monitoring
Operator: AAC Clyde Space for Orbcomm
Contractors: AAC Clyde Space
Equipment: AIS-receiver
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion:
Power: 3 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kelpie 1 2023-001 03.01.2023 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with YAM 5, Lynk Tower 03, 04, Umbra-SAR 04, 05, EOS-SAT 1, ICEYE X21, X22, X27, ÑuSat 32, ..., 35, Skykraft Deployer 1, Skykraft 1, ..., 4, Chimera LEO-1, ION-SCV 007, 008, Astrocast 0401, ..., 0404, Futura SM1, Futura SM3, Kelpie 1, Sharjah-Sat 1, TAU-SAT 2, Orbiter SN1, (Skyline Celestial), MDQSAT 1A, 1B, (NPC Spacemind), PROVES-Yearling, Sapling 1, Unicorn 2G, 2H, Vigoride 5, ZEUS 1, KSF 3A, ..., 3D, Flock-4y 1, ..., 36, Lemur-2 157, ..., 162, SpaceBEE 156, ..., 167, EWS RROCI, BRO 8, Gama Alpha, Menut, MilSpace2 1, 2, NSLSat 2, Platform 2, EYE 1, STAR-VIBE, Sternula 1, Connecta T1.2, Guardian alpha, KuwaitSat 1, PolyITAN-HP-30, BDSAT 2, Pushan alpha
Kelpie 2 - 2023 with ?

References:

  • Sat News: , 8 January 2023

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