|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|
It was launched from the ISRO's Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Sriharikota in October 2011 atop a PSLV-CA rocket, flight C18. The launch was a multi-payload mission along with Megha-Tropiques, SRMSAT and Jugnu.
Vesselsat is the first satellite to be built in Luxembourg. It has a mass of 28 kg (62 lb) 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 System (AIS).
- McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
- "VESSELSAT 1 Satellite details 2011-058C NORAD 37840". N2YO. July 4, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
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