LusoSpace Satellite

Satellite LusoSpace 0
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher not launched
Entity name LusoSpace
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Headquarters Portugal
Partners AAC Clyde Space
Costs AAC Clyde Space won a GBP 4.3 M order for 11 satellite kits from LusoSpace to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2024. The EPIC 8U variant will be co-designed by AAC Clyde Space and LusoSpace, and will be built in Portugal.

VDES communications constellation.


LusoSpace intends to combine the EPIC 8U satellites into a VDES communication constellation, to be launched late 2025. The order follows an initial order for a 3U satellite received earlier in Q4, 2023.

The satellites will be equipped with a VDES (VHF Data Exchange System) payload. VDES was developed to meet the increasing need for data communication between maritime users, providing faster data transfer rates with greater integrity than current VHF data link systems.

Sources [1] [2]
COTS subsystems
  • PLATFORM - Clyde Space
Subsystems sources [1]
Keywords AIS

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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