US: Dauria Aerospace, a multinational aerospace company providing global satellite-based remote sensing information services, with support of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), is launching its DX1 satellite on board a Soyuz 2-1b rocket. The launch will be captured through Google Glass and available to view and download on Dauria’s Youtube Channel.
“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 centre 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.
Source: Dauria Aerospace