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Orbcomm FM 29

Also called Orbcomm CDS


Designation 33062 / 08031C
Launch date 19 Jun 2008
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Perigee/Apogee 670 km
Inclination 48°
Period 98 min
Launch vehicle Cosmos C

Coast Guard Demonstration

Orbcomm CDS is a fully equipped demonstration satellite for the U.S. Coast Guard. In addition to handling standard Orbcomm communications activities, i.e. the transportation of data packets, it is also able to process Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals, thus offering the means of monitoring international shipping on a global basis.

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