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ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global satellite data communications company focused on two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, today announced that LuxSpace Sarl (LuxSpace), an affiliate of OHB System AG, has confirmed that construction and testing of the LuxSpace VesselSat2 AIS satellite has been successfully completed. The spacecraft has been shipped to the China Great Wall Industry Corporation’s Tiayuan Satellite Launch Center (TSLC) in the Ganso Province of the People’s Republic of China. The target launch date for VesselSat2 is set for January 10, 2012.
ORBCOMM is the exclusive licensee for the AIS data collected by VesselSat2 as well as VesselSat1, which was launched into an equatorial orbit on October 12, 2012, and is now providing full commercial service. VesselSat2 will be launched into a polar orbit, providing complete coverage of the Earth, including the North and South Poles. VesselSat1 and VesselSat2 will also supplement ORBCOMM’s next generation (OG2) constellation of 18 AIS-enabled satellites that currently are under construction.
About ORBCOMM Inc.
ORBCOMM is a leading global satellite data communications company, focused on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. By means of a global network of low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure, ORBCOMM’s low-cost and reliable two-way data communication services track, monitor and control mobile and fixed assets in four core markets: commercial transportation; heavy equipment; industrial fixed assets; and marine/homeland security. ORBCOMM based products are installed on trucks, containers, marine vessels, locomotives, backhoes, pipelines, oil wells, utility meters, storage tanks and other assets. ORBCOMM is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey and has its network control center in Dulles, Virginia. For more information, visit
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