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A French startup named UnseenLabs also launched its first satellite on the Rocket Lab Electron booster. The briefcase-sized six-unit CubeSat, named Bro-1, was built by the Danish smallest manufacturer GomSpace.

The Bro-1 mission is the first spacecraft in a planned constellation of CubeSats for maritime surveillance. UnseenLabs says its fleet of nanosatellites will be able to locate and identify ships around the world, providing tracking services for maritime operators and helping security forces watch for pirates and smugglers.

Alternate Names

  • 44495
  • BRO1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2019-08-19
Launch Vehicle: Electron
Launch Site: Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Mass: 6 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (France)


  • Other

Additional Information

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

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