LuxSpace Ships Orbcomm’s VesselSat2 to CGWIC
[Satellite TODAY 12-28-11] OHB System affiliate LuxSpace has completed construction and testing of the LuxSpace VesselSat2 AIS satellite for Orbcomm, the M2M data communications company announced Dec. 27.
LuxSpace has shipped the spacecraft to the China Great Wall Industry Corp.’s (CGWIC) Tiayuan Satellite Launch Center in China. The target launch date for VesselSat2 is currently set for Jan. 10.
Orbcomm is the exclusive licensee for the AIS data collected by VesselSat2 as well as VesselSat1, which was launched into an equatorial orbit on Oct. 12 and is now providing full commercial service. VesselSat2 will be launched into a polar orbit, providing complete coverage of the Earth, including the North and South Poles.