VesselSat-1 and VesselSat-2

Payload

  • Two AIS receiver
  • Deployable AIS antenna

Platform

  • Triton-1: 30cm cube
  • Body mounted solar panels
  • UHF up-/downlink
  • Designed for 3 year life
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Mission results

  • Operated 4 years
  • Both satellites exceeded specified mission life
  • 25.000 – 30.000 ships per day detected
  • Fully autonomous operation