PARIS — The Norwegian government’s order of a Norsat-3 maritime ship-detection satellite with a new radar detector is the first of a planned constellation that Norwegian officials say is not intended to compete with Orbcomm, Spire Global, exactEarth or other commercial AIS providers.
Like the Norsat-1 and Norsat-2 spacecraft launched in July, Norsat-3 is being built by the University of Toronto’ Institute for Aerospace Studies’ Space Flight Centre.
In addition to the latest Automatic Identification System (AIS) ship-tracking receiver, Norsat-3 will carry . . .
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