A capable and reliable microsatellite platform optimized to support

high performance vessel tracking


  • High Performance AIS Rx
  • 15 kg / 50x50x65 cm³ / 30 W
  • Digital on-board Processing


  • 75Kg / 250 W @ BOL

  • Mission Data Downlink: 120 Mbps

  • Mission Life: 5 years

  • Any Orbit Inclination


Future Evolution

  • Increase of accommodation space

  • Increase pointing accuracy

  • Faster integration

  • Earth observations

  • M2M/IoT

ESAIL captures two million messages a day

Powered by LuxSpace Triton-2 microsatellite platform, the ESAIL satellite breaks records by capturing two million AIS messages from ships at sea in a single day! For more details, please see the following ESA message:ESA - ESAIL captures two million messages from...

LuxSpace mentioned in the Financial Times

Recently, the Financial Times presented an insightful and inspiring article on the Luxembourg space programme, where great prominence is given to Esail, powered by LuxSpace Triton-2 microsatellite platform. Read the article here:Luxembourg space programme to work with...

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 altitude on a...

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...

LuxSpace participates in the NewSpace Europe conference

We participate in the NewSpace Europe conference. B2B meetings can be arranged following this link.    

LuxSpace successfully finalizes data quality control service of the European-wide LUCAS survey

LUCAS, short for Land Use / Cover Area frame statistical Survey, is a statistical survey dedicated to harmonized and comparable statistics on land use and land cover across the EU member states. The survey is conducted on behalf of EUROSTAT, the statistical office 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...

Maritime microsatellite ESAIL to test the waters as launch contract is signed

The first commercial microsatellite developed under ESA’s SAT‐AIS programme for tracking ships, called ESAIL, has passed another milestone. On 9 May its Canadian operator exactEarth signed the launch service agreement with Arianespace. ESAIL is part of ESA’s...

LuxSpace entering the hot phase with Triton-X

LuxSpace, a subsidiary of the space and technology group OHB SE, is taking its Triton-X microsatellite platform to the next level. Over the last 12 months it has been designing the architecture for Triton-X, a next generation multi-mission microsatellite designed to...

LuxSpace becomes inSpace mission partner

LuxSpace and Loft Orbital have signed an agreement to join forces for Loft Orbital’s inSpace mission program. inSpace comprises a network of about 21 companies across the space value chain including providers of satellite buses, launch services, ground segment...