DGAP-News OHB AG: The first Luxembourg built satellite ´VesselSat1´ launched successfully
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OHB AG: The first Luxembourg built satellite ´VesselSat1´ launched
12.10.2011 / 16:00
Betzdorf, Luxembourg, 12th October 2011 - Today at 7:30 CET, the first
Luxembourg built satellite ´VesselSat1´ was launched from the Indian launch
site Sriharikota on board a PSLV rocket into a near equatorial orbit. About
2 hours later, at 9:24 CET, a first contact was established between the
satellite and the Malaysian ground station. VesselSat1 was designed and
built by LuxSpace Sarl, an affiliate of OHB AG (Prime Standard, ISIN:
DE0005936124) in only one year. The exclusive rights to use the data of the
AIS payload belong to ORBCOMM Inc, a global supplier of satellite based
VesselSat1 weighs 28 kg and will be integrated into the 18 satellites
ORBCOMM Next Generation (OG2) system for surveillance of the automatic
identification system (AIS) after an in-orbit test and checkout phase. Due
to its specific orbit, the satellite will allow the monitoring of the
shipping in the equatorial regions with a much higher revisit frequency
compared to polar orbiting platforms.
A second satellite, VesselSat2, is already almost finalised and shall also
be launched this year. It will be integrated into the OG2 system as well.
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