ESAIL maritime microsatellite

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 11:01 in Astronomy & Space

Video: 00:03:20 Soon a Vega will launch from Kourou carrying a payload of several satellites. These will be delivered into orbit by a new multi-payload system developed by ESA. Among these small satellites,  E-SAIL. This microsatellite is dedicated to supporting maritime traffic and making seafaring safer. It is part of ESA’s SAT-AIS programme, which aims is to increase the coverage of the Automatic Identification System for ships. This system is a short-range coastal tracking system currently used on ships that makes traffic safer but which has a limited range. With microsatellites from the SAT-AIS programme such as E-SAIL maritime shipping can be made safer across the oceans.This A&B Roll includes interviews with:Carsten Tobehn, SAT-AIS Project Manager, ESA in English and GermanFrederic Rouesnel Senior Policy Officer, Luxembourg Space Agency in English and FrenchPeter Mabson, President, CEO and Director, exactEarth

Read the whole article on European Space Agency

More from European Space Agency

Latest Science Newsletter

Get the latest and most popular science news articles of the week in your Inbox! It's free!

Check out our next project, Biology.Net