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LuxSpace Sàrl

rue Pierre Werner 9
6832 Betzdorf
Luxembourg

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The 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.

Contacts

Gerd Eiden
Head of Applications & Service Department
  +352 267890-4022

Media & Links

Ship Ahoi! Using AIS data
Interaction between satellite-based and terrestrial AIS explained
Luxemburg Space Cluster
How AIS works

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Video ESAIL maritime microsatellite

Found on YouTube. Created by "European Space Agency, ESA".

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.

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Video ESAIL Maritime Satellite Launched

Found on YouTube. Created by "Luxembourg Space Agency".
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.

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Video Luxembourg Space Expertise: LuxSpace / ESAIL

Found on YouTube. Created by "Luxembourg Space Agency".
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.

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Video LuxSpace ESAIL Packaging and Shipment

Found on YouTube. Created by "Luxembourg Space Agency".
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 states.

ESA’s Partnership Projects aim to develop sustainable end-to-end systems, right up to in-orbit validation.

The satellite is being transported aboard a Cargolux 747 aircraft to its launch site in Kourou, French Guiana.

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Article Shipmonitoring via AIS: ESAIL successfully launched by LuxSpace

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

OHB subsidiary LuxSpace’s satellite for global ship monitoring has reached its target orbit.

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Opinion Pilotage Wisdom

by Frank Diegel, CEO & Founder Marine-Pilots.com - published

"An old experienced pilot sometimes loses a ship by his assurance and over confidence of his knowledge, as effectually as a young pilot does by his ignorance and want of experience."
Let us remind ourselves every day of the principles of safe seamanship...

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Video How AIS Works - Operation of AIS

Found on YouTube. Create by "Marine Online"
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 symbol.
Lost target symbol.
AIS information displayed on ARPA and ECDIS.
Minimum graphical information.
Symbol harmonization.
Priority of AIS target symbols.
Common reference.
AIS information on radar .
Suppressing dangerous targets.
Course Over Ground (COG) Vector.
Speed Over Ground (SOG) Vector.
Automatic target acquisition.
Warning limits. CPA, TCPA
Automatic display selection.
Human interface.
The human factor.

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Video Safe at sea with satellites (AIS)

Found on YouTube. Created by "European Space Agency, ESA"

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

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.

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Article How AIS Works - Operation of AIS

published

The term Automatic Identification System (AIS) refers to a radio system that improves the safety and guidance of vessel traffic by exchanging navigation and other vessel data.

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Article Satellite Automatic Information System (AIS)

by LuxSpace Sàrl

High quality, global AIS data services for institutional and commercial customers

Integrated AIS added value services for the maritime economy

Maritime surveillance

Fishery

Logistics

Application software development

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