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

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...

LuxSpace completes “New Space” development of ADCS I/F Unit

In May 2018 LuxSpace successfully completed the acceptance test campaign of the Flight Model of the Attitude Determination and Control System Interface (ADCS I/F) Unit. This concludes the first all-inhouse design and development of a flight product unit by LuxSpace....

ECSS qualification for ESAIL ADCS interface unit about to be completed

After a very successful environmental test campaign at the end of last year for the Engineering Qualification Model (EQM) of our ESAIL ADCS I/F unit (Attitude Determination and Control System Interface Unit), our in-house development has taken the next hurdle for ECSS...

Successful test campaigns for our in-house developments finish a remarkable year!

At the end of this very successful and busy year we have been rewarded with smoothly running test campaigns and highly satisfying test results. Between 11th and 18th December, the LuxSpace ESAIL team successfully performed the environmental qualification for its...

LuxSpace meets CERN – High radiation experiments for new component testing

Between November 29th and December 1st the LuxSpace Triton-X team joined ESA at CERN in Geneva to participate in a heavy ion radiation campaign to validate the operation of key software and hardware components and their resilience to radiation induced bit errors. The...

Our Year 2017 in Review

2017 has been another exciting and successful year for LuxSpace, featuring the successful launch of OHB’s first SmallGEO satellite platform, the completion of the design phase for the ESAIL microsatellite, the initial development phase of LuxSpace’s new and innovative...