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The Norsk Romsenter (Norwegian Space Centre) signed a contract in July 2015 with UTIAS (University of Toronto, Institute for Aerospace Studies) for the construction of the NORSAT 2 microsatellite.

NORSAT-2 is a 15 kg, 20 cm times; 30 cm times; 40 cm satellite under development for the Norwegian Space Centre and Space Norway. The satellite will provide advanced ship tracking and data exchange services over the territorial waters of Norway.

The NORSAT-2 satellite will carry a next generation Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver from Kongsberg Seatex, along with a VHF data exchange (VDE) payload that will enable two-way communication at higher data rates than possible with AIS. It features a large deployable directional crossed Yagi VHF antenna.

Nation: Norway
Type / Application: Technology, traffic monitoring
Operator: Norsk Romsenter
Contractors: UTIAS (University of Toronto, Institute for Aerospace Studies) (bus); Norsk Romsenter (payload)
Equipment: AIS-receiver
Configuration: Nemo-V1 bus
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 15 kg
Orbit: 585 km × 606 km, 97.61
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
NORSAT 2 2017-042D 14.07.2017 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Kanopus-V-IK 1, Flying Laptop, WNISAT 1R, NORSAT 1, TechnoSat, CICERO 1, 2, 3, Landmapper-BC 1, 2, MKA-N 1, 2, Flock-2k 1, ..., 48, Lemur-2 42, ..., 49, NanoACE, Mayak, Iskra-MAI-85, UTE-UESOR
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