Satellite AISSat-1 (Automatic Identification System Satellite-1) of Norwegian Coastal Admnistration

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names AISSat-1 (Automatic Identification System Satellite-1)
Country of Operator/Owner Norway
Operator/Owner Norwegian Coastal Admnistration
Users Government
Purpose Maritime Tracking/Technology Development
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Polar
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 615
Apogee (km) 632
Eccentricity 0.00121541431329091
Inclination (degrees) 98
Period (minutes) 97.2
Launch Mass (kg.) 6
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 12-07-2010
Expected Lifetime 3 yrs.
Contractor Kongsberg Seatex AS/University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
Country of Contractor Canada
Launch Site Sriharikota Launch Station
Launch Vehicle PSLV
COSPAR Number 2010-035C
NORAD Number 36797
Comments Equipped with instrument that receives and forwards Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals; will demonstrate maritime ship-tracking technologies.

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