AISSat-1 Satellite

Satellite name AISSat-1
Spacecraft type Nanosatellite
Units or mass 7 kg
Status Was operational until 2020 (News from August 2020 about battery degradation and working at reduced capacity in the recent years)
Launched 2010-07-12
NORAD ID 36797
Deployer XPOD (eXperimental Push Out Deployer) [UTIAS/SFL]
Launcher PSLV
Organisation Norwegian Space Centre
Institution Space agency
Entity type Government (Civil / Military)
Nation (HQ) Norway
Nation (AIT) Canada
Manufacturer AIVT by Space Flight Laboratory
Operator Aerospace Corp
Launch brokerer Space Flight Laboratory (UTIAS-SFL)
Partners Norwegian Space Centre, Kongsberg Satellite Services AS, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

Demonstrate space-based AIS detection.


Its primary mission is to demonstrate the feasibility and performance of space-based Automatic Identification System (AIS) detection from low-Earth orbit as a means of tracking maritime assets, and the integration of space-based AIS data into a national maritime tracking information system.

Failure cause Batteries cannot supply enough power to power the satellite anymore.
Sources [1]
Photo sources [1] [2]
Keywords AIS
On the same launch

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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