The constellation, comprising three State-Of-Art low cost optical small satellites developed in cooperation with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) in the UK, is capable of providing very high resolution panchromatic and multispectral images, with a 24km swath width.
Launched on 10th July 2015, the TripleSat-1, 2 and 3 satellites were injected into the same 651km orbit. All three satellites have been moved to their designated orbital positions, 33 minutes behind each other and will be maintained at the configuration over the lifetime of the TripleSat Constellation, which makes it possible to target anywhere on the Earth once per day.
The high Signal to Noise ratio is enabling the satellites to produce excellent very high-resolution images.
For commercial operations, 21AT (Asia) in Singapore and a global distribution network have been established to support streamlined access to the worldwide market. Two ground stations have been installed in Beijing and Singapore to increase the data capacity and for international data distribution. 21AT has opened its online Portal access that provides archive images search and new tasking orders tools for distributors and customers.
Since the start of operations in October 2015 to the end of June 2016, the TripleSat Constellation has acquired more than 120,000 scenes worldwide.
To celebrate the anniversary of the successful launch of the TripleSat Constellation, 21AT has published a beautiful image atlas and will hold a reception at the exhibition stand during the ISPRS conference in the Czech Republic. Additionally, from now to the end of August 2016, 21AT is offering “Imaging your AOI within 3 days” at the Standard Tasking price whereby 21AT shall make the tasking within three days after the customer has made the order confirmation.
Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Co., Ltd. is the first Earth Observation commercial satellite operator in China. With headquarters in Beijing, 21AT employs more than 400 people and has been providing remote sensing applications in China since the launch of its first satellite, Beijing-1, in 2005. Beijing-1 was one of five satellites in the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) providing disaster response through the International Charter. Based on the success of Beijing-1, 21AT has acquired the new capability of three very high-resolution State-Of-Art low cost satellites in a constellation for imagery data services. 21AT will provide in-depth application support from its comprehensive value added services and create business opportunities for worldwide partners through its operational monitoring services powered by the TripleSat Constellation. 21AT (Asia) in Singapore has been established to support streamlined access to the worldwide market.
Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) is the world’s leading small satellite company, delivering operational space missions for a range of applications including Earth observation, science and communications. The Company designs, manufactures and operates high performance satellites and ground systems for a fraction of the price normally associated with space missions, with over 500 staff working on turnkey satellite platforms, space-proven satellite subsystems and optical instruments.
Since 1981, SSTL has built and launched 47 satellites – as well as providing training and development programmes, consultancy services, and mission studies for ESA, NASA , international governments and commercial customers, with an innovative approach that is changing the economics of space. Headquartered in Guildford, UK, SSTL is part of the Airbus Group.