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University satellite programs to the burgeoning private spaceflight initiative, SpaceQuest has been there
and has the flight-qualified systems and expertise your project needs to get from paper to orbit! See our
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Space-AIS Video Presented at TEXAS IV Conference
This video shows an in-context view of AIS data collected from the AprizeSat-3 microsatellite owned and operated by SpaceQuest, Ltd. The data was collected on 11 September 2010. The video covers several segments in a 12-hour period between midnight and noon, GMT. Playback is set at about 48 times faster than realtime. AIS packets received from ships are shown by red dots, which persist for 30 seconds realtime (~1.25 seconds sim time). Therefore, ships that are transmitting AIS data frequently tend to persist in the view. The Field of View (FOV) of the satellite is shown by a white circle - this effectively denotes the perceived satellites horizon. The low Earth orbtiing satellite can only receive ships within the FOV. See the full presentation.