Name AISSat-3
Type Nanosatellite
Units or mass 7 kg
Status Launch failure
Launched 2017-11-28
NORAD ID Launch failure
Deployer XPOD GNB (Experimental Push Out Deployer) [UTIAS/SFL]
Launcher Sojuz-2-1b
Organisation Norwegian Space Centre
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation (HQ) Norway
Nation (AIT) Canada
Manufacturer AIVT by Space Flight Laboratory
Launch brokerer Space Flight Laboratory (UTIAS-SFL), ?

Operational mission of AIS messages collection.


Upgraded Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver for improved ship detection rates. Given the great success of AISSat-1, the completion of the AISSat-2 satellite, and the need for at least three operational space-based AIS assets, Norway initiated the AISSat-3 project. All three AIS satellites working in tandem will increase coverage, shorten revisit times, and provide natural redundancy for space-based AIS observation under direct control by Norway.

Keywords AIS

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