Satellite AISSat-3
Spacecraft 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), ?
Partners Norwegian Space Centre, Kongsberg Seatex AS, Kongsberg Satellite Services AS, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

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.

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Keywords AIS

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