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VESSELSAT 2


VESSELSAT 2 is no longer on orbit
VESSELSAT 2 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 38047
Int'l Code: 2012-001B
Launch date: January 9, 2012
Source: Luxembourg (LUXE)
Launch site: Taiyaun Space Center, China (TSC)
Decay date: 2016-10-27

VESSELSAT 2 is the second of two VesselSat spacecraft. It carries a receiver for Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals and is designed to relay positions of ships around the world. Vesselsat 2 will be integrated into ORBCOMM's Next Generation (OG2) constellation of 18 AIS-enabled satellites after an in-orbit test and checkout phase. The spacecraft's services will supplement Orbcomm's next-generation communications satellites.
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