Name Amber
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Organisation Horizon Technologies
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Nation UK
Manufacturer AIVT by AAC Clyde Space
Operator AAC Clyde Space
Costs £4.6 million for a full turn-key solution including two satellites, launches, operations and data delivery.

Become part of the Horizon Space Technologies’ Amber™ constellation dedicated to delivering Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) intelligence data.


The EPIC-6U satellites will be able to locate and track vessels worldwide by geolocating and demodulating RF signals in a system that can be used to fight piracy, illegal trans-shipments, illegal fishing, and refugee smuggling, but can also be used for other purposes such as detecting and tracking a variety of RF emitters. The mission delivers a commercial service and may be extended to include more than ten (10) additional Amber™ CubeSats.

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COTS subsystems
  • PLATFORM - Clyde Space
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Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
Amber 2 not launched 2023-12-31 not launched
Amber 3 not launched 2024-12-31 not launched

Last modified: 2023-06-09
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