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VESSELSAT 1

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VESSELSAT 1 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 37840
Int'l Code: 2011-058C
Perigee: 853.8 km
Apogee: 873.4 km
Inclination: 20.0 °
Period: 102.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 7234 km
RCS: 0.3142 m2 (medium)
Launch date: October 12, 2011
Source: Luxembourg (LUXE)
Launch site: SRIHARIKOTA (SRI)

VESSELSAT 1 spacecraft will be used to relay identification and tracking data from ships at sea. VesselSat 1 will supplement Orbcomm's constellation of 18 Automated Identification System (AIS) enabled satellites that are currently under construction. The satellite is equipped with two AIS receivers and will provide additional capacity, higher refresh rates and improved message delivery speeds for ORBCOMM AIS users worldwide.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 37840U 11058C   17345.54615658  .00000288  00000-0  12623-4 0  9993
2 37840  19.9526 131.6469 0013565 252.8489 107.0438 14.10858693318442
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC