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ESAIL Maritime microsatellite

Date: Tue, Mar 17, 2020 | 07:30 - 07:55 GMT | 08:30 - 08:55 CET

Replay: Tue, Mar 17, 2020 | 16:00 - 16:25 GMT | 17:00 - 17:25 CET

Type: ESA TV Exchange

Format: 16:9

ESA’s ESAIL microsatellite will soon be launched on a Vega from Europe' spaceport in French Guiana

It will help improving maritime traffic management around the Earth.

SAT- AIS is a space based Automatic Identification System that will make it possible to track ships beyond coastal areas equipped with tracking devices, overcoming terrestrial coverage limitations.

ESAIL, developped by LuxSpace, is a small 100 kg satellite that will enhance the current SAT-AIS satellite constellation with innovative technologies to provide identification and positioning information to both vessels and shore stations.

This A&B Roll includes interviews with:

Carsten Tobehn, SAT-AIS Project Manager, ESA in English and German

Frederic Rouesnel Senior Policy Officer, Luxembourg Space Agency in English and French


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Satellite Parameters: Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.