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|Mission duration||2 years planned|
|Launch mass||29 kilograms (64 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||October 12, 2011, 05:31UTC|
|Launch site||Satish Dhawan FLP|
|Perigee||853 kilometers (530 mi)|
|Apogee||873 kilometers (542 mi)|
|Epoch||July 4, 2014, 06:26:37 UTC|
VesselSat-1 is a Miniaturized satellite built and owned by LuxSpace, which is operated by Orbcomm under lease. It was launched from the Indian Space Research Organisation's Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in October 2011 atop a PSLV-CA rocket, flight C18. The launch was a multi-payload mission shared with Megha-Tropiques, SRMSAT and Jugnu.
Vesselsat it the first satellite to be built in Luxembourg. It has a mass of 28 kilograms and has the form of a cube 30 centimeters (0.98 ft) along each side. Its mission is the tracking of shipping by receiving broadcasts from their Automatic Identification Systems.
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- "VESSELSAT 1 Satellite details 2011-058C NORAD 37840". N2YO. July 4, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
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