Amber Satellites

Satellite name Amber
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Organization Horizon Technologies
Institution Company
Entity type Commercial
Country 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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  • PLATFORM - Clyde Space
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Related Spacecraft

Satellite Status Launcher Launch date Orbit
Amber 2 (Phoenix) not launched not launched 2024-12-25 not launched
Amber 3 not launched not launched 2025-12-31 not launched

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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