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Orbcomm FM103



Second generation LEO store and forward messaging satellites that include an AIS (Automatic InformationSystem) receiver for collecting messages from shipping. Each OG2 satellite will be equipped with an enhanced communications payload designed to increase subscriber capacity by up to 12 times over the current Orbcomm satellites. Orbcomm customers will be able to transmit data over the OG2 satellites at greater speeds and send larger data packets using future modems. The OG2 satellites will be backward compatible so that existing subscriber communicators will function seamlessly with the OG2 satellites. In addition, all OG2 satellites will be designed with Automatic Identification System (AIS) payloads to receive and report transmissions from AIS-equipped maritime vessels.

Alternate Names

  • 40091
  • OrbcommFM103

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2014-07-14
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 172 kg

Funding Agency

  • ORBCOMM (United States)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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