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VesselSat 1



VesselSat 1 was launched from Sriharikota on 12 October 2011 at 05:30 UT by a PSLV-CA rocket. The 28.7 kg spacecraft will be used to relay identification and tracking data from ships at sea. VesselSat 1will supplement Orbcomm's constellation of 18 Automated Identification System (AIS) enabled satellites that are currently under construction. The satellite is equipped with two AIS receivers and will provide additional capacity, higher refresh rates and improved message delivery speeds for ORBCOMM AIS users worldwide. VesselSat 1 will undergo initial in-orbit testing and is expected to enter into commercial service before end of year.

Alternate Names

  • 37840
  • VesselSat1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-10-12
Launch Vehicle: PSLV-CA
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India
Mass: 28.7 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Luxembourg)


  • Navigation/Global Positioning

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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