AISSat-2 Satellite

Spacecraft name AISSat-2
Type Nanosatellite
Units or mass 6 kg
Status Was operational until 2022 (Mentioned in Large Norwegian encyclopedia last checked on 2023-06-06)
Launched 2014-07-08
NORAD ID 40075
Deployer XPOD GNB (Experimental Push Out Deployer) [UTIAS/SFL]
Launcher Sojuz-2-1b
Entity name Norwegian Space Centre
Institution Space agency
Entity type Government (Civil / Military)
Nation (HQ) Norway
Nation (AIT) Canada
Manufacturer AIVT by Space Flight Laboratory
Operator Space Flight Laboratory
Launch brokerer Space Flight Laboratory (UTIAS-SFL)
Partners Norwegian Space Centre, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), University of Toronto Space Flight Laboratory

Operational mission for space-based AIS detection.


Identical to AISSat-1 and incorporates all the improvements made to AISSat-1 following its launch. Given the great success of AISSat-1, the development of AISSat-2 implies that SFL’s nanosatellite solution has become ideal for operational monitoring and tracking of ships in Norwegian territorial waters. 

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Keywords AIS
On the same launch

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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