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Ymir 1

Ymir 1 [AAC Clyde Space]

Ymir 1 (also known as AAC-AIS-SAT 3) 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.

Ymir-1 is an AAC Clyde Space designed and built EPIC LINK communications satellite carrying a Saab VDES (VHF Data Exchange System) payload for two-way communications between satellite and ground. The Swedish built satellite is part of the collaborative AOS project, a project that is developing the next generation of space based VDES, bringing together AAC Clyde Space, ORBCOMM and Saab. The satellite, the first of its kind built in Sweden, is part of the AOS project, a collaboration between AAC Clyde Space, ORBCOMM, and Saab. The use of VDES provides much needed improvements to current AIS-based Vessel Traffic Services (VTS). With up to 32 times more bandwidth than AIS, VDES will enable a broader array of applications in maritime surveillance, encrypted communications, fishery, logistics, search and rescue and marine integrated applications. By adding space-based capability to VDES, the use of the system is extended from the shoreline to anywhere in the ocean.

The satellite was launched on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) and flew onbaord the ION-SCV 013 space tug to be deployed some times after launch.

Nation: Sweden
Type / Application: Traffic monitoring
Operator: AAC Clyde Space for Orbcomm
Contractors: AAC Clyde Space
Equipment: AIS-receiver
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Power: 3 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Ymir 1 (AAC-AIS-SAT 3) 2023-174DJ 11.11.2023 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with ICEYE X31, X32, X34, X35, Umbra-SAR 07, 08, Pelican 1, FalconSat 10, SPIP, Aether 1, 2, ION-SCV 013, EPICHyper 3, Intuition 1, Crypto3, Lemur-2 181, OSW Cazorla, Ymir 1, PiCo-IoT 1, ..., 9, Unicorn 2J, 2K, HADES D, ROM 3, SpaceANT-D, Tartan Artibeus 2, Impulse 1, Time We’ll Tell, SpaceVan 001, EXO 0, GHGSat C9, C10, C11, Observer 1A, ProtoMéthée, MANTIS, BRO 10, 11, Connecta T3.1, T3.2, GENMAT 1, NinjaSat, OrbAstro PC1, OrbAstro TR1, PEARL 1C, 1H, Platero, Platform 5, Tiger 5, 6, Vindlér 1, ..., 4, Ella 1, Aman 1 (R), Barry 1, Flock-4q 1, ..., 36, Heron Mk.2, IRIS C2, KAFASAT, Lemur-2 179, 180, OMNI-LER1, Outpost Mission 2, JinjuSat 1, Djibouti 1A, Picacho, Veronika, Hello Test 1, 2


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