ProfileThe first provider of space systems, applications and services in Luxembourg
LuxSpace provides terrestrial and satellite AIS data services for more than 7 years now to institutional and commercial clients. Today, we are a global leader in Automatic Information System (AIS) provision and offer world-wide tracking services for all AIS equipped ships.
Our high quality AIS data stream is fully customisable, responding to your specific demand with a single fingertip. Your personalised data stream can be set up within minutes. Our data service is monitored 24/7 and ensures highest availability and reliability at an affordable price.
We enable our customers from the maritime and logistic industry a deep insight into all types of maritime transport: follow a single ship, monitor an entire vessel fleet or create a comprehensive overview of all ship traffic, be it local, regional or global scale.
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Video ESAIL maritime microsatellite
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...
Video ESAIL Maritime Satellite Launched
The #ESAIL #microsatellite for tracking ships worldwide was launched. This is the first maritime satellite of its kind produced and assembled in Luxembourg. Hear from #Luxembourg Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot about this pioneering #ESA partnership project developed with #LuxSpace and #Exactearth.
Video Luxembourg Space Expertise: LuxSpace / ESAIL
LuxSpace CEO, Jochen Harms, on putting the ESAIL microsatellite into orbit.
ESAIL is part of ESA’s Partnership Projects and has been developed to enhance the next generation of space‐based services for the maritime sector. The spacecraft will track ship movements over the entire globe as it orbits the planet.
Video LuxSpace ESAIL Packaging and Shipment
Discover the final hours of packaging and preparations of the ESAIL satellite before it left Luxembourg. The ESAIL microsatellite for tracking ships at sea has completed its latest environmental and system performance tests and set off for Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. On 17 February the satellite left Luxembourg, where it was built by LuxSpace under an ESA Partnership Project with the Canadian operator exactEarth, sponsored by the Luxembourg Space Agency and other ESA member...
Article Shipmonitoring via AIS: ESAIL successfully launched by LuxSpace
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 13 September 2020
Opinion Pilotage Wisdom
by Frank Diegel - published on 1 September 2020
Video How AIS Works - Operation of AIS
This section should give a short introduction to: Operational aspects of AIS Functions and features Human aspects Key Points The AIS transponder unit. Automatic communication. SOLAS requirements. AIS Information sent by ships. Static information update. MMSI Dynamic information update. Voyage related information update. Checking AIS data. BIIT Display Of AIS data. Recommended AIS symbols. Sleeping target symbol. Activated target symbol. Selected target symbol. Dangerous target...
Video Safe at sea with satellites (AIS)
At sea, space technology is used to help save lives every day: managing traffic between ships, picking up migrants and refugees in distress or spotting oil spills. The European Space Agency is once again at the forefront developing new technologies and satellites: to keep us safe at sea and to monitor the environment. Space makes a difference here on Earth and certainly at sea where there is no infrastructure.
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Article Effects of the Chinese New Year on the global ship traffic
by Simone Moser, LuxSpace Sàrl - published on 29 January 2020
This year, the Chinese New Year holiday celebrates the year of the Rat. The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world’s population. More than that, it is also the longest seasonal holiday in China. Most of the population saves up its annual holidays to take a few weeks off and spend time with the family.