Lift-off at last: ESAIL successfully launched

OHB subsidiary LuxSpace’s satellite for global ship monitoring has reached its target orbit Vega flight VV16 lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana to progressively deliver 53 light satellites into Sun-synchronous orbits at 515 km and 530 km...

Luxembourg satellite ESAIL has reached the European spaceport in Kourou

Betzdorf, Luxembourg, February 18, 2020. ESAIL, the first commercial microsatellite developed under ESA’s SAT-AIS program for tracking ships, has arrived at the European spaceport in Kourou, Guiana. It was built by Luxembourg-based company LuxSpace, a subsidiary of...

Esail undergoes its final preparations before launch

The ESAIL microsatellite developed under ESA’s programme for tracking ships at sea is going through its final tests ahead of launch. ESAIL has successfully completed its environmental testing campaign, which was performed in just five weeks in the specialised...