[SatNews] Dauria Aerospace with the support of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) is launching its DX1 satellite on board a Soyuz 2-1b rocket.
The launch, scheduled for July 8th at 11:58am ET, will be captured through Google Glass and will be available to view and download on Dauria’s Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/DauriaAerospace/.
“Dauria is excited about the launch of DX1, especially as interest in remote sensing and the commercial satellite industry in general is quickly growing,” said Mike Kokorich, founder and president at Dauria Aerospace. “Following our recent partnership with Elecnor Deimos, this launch underscores our commitment to promoting accessibility and innovation in technology. We are also looking forward to sharing our Google Glass experience with the public.”
The DX1 small satellite will become a part of the Perseus space monitoring and remote sensing constellation, joining two Perseus-M maritime-surveillance satellites successfully delivered to orbit on June 19, 2014 aboard a Dnepr rocket. The DX1 satellite, designed and manufactured by the Skolkovo-based development center of Dauria Aerospace, is equipped with a commercial Automatic Identification System (AIS) payload and features a proprietary microsatellite platform. DX1 satellite will track and monitor maritime traffic in oceans and open waterways and provide valuable vessel traffic information to users in naval fields across the United States, Canada, Northern Europe and Russia.
The Dauria Aerospace infosite may be accessed at http://www.dauriaspace.com/
Additionally, the spacecraft’s beacon will be transmitting on a frequency immediately adjacent to the 70cm amateur satellite frequency band (435-438MHz), allowing a chance to hear the satellite for anyone who chooses to listen and is suitably equipped to do so. Enthusiasts who are able to successfully determine the exact orbit to confirm healthy status and functionality of the spacecraft on the first day will receive a variety of souvenirs and certificates.
Parameters of the radio telemetry transmitter, downlink mode:
- Main frequency: 438.225 MHz
- Protocol: AX.25
- Transmitter Designator: DSC001
- Receiver Designator: Dauria
- Size of TLE frame: Inside the Ð