Amber-1, is a partnership between the Satellite Applications Catapult and Horizon Technologies.
Amber-1, is a partnership between the Satellite Applications Catapult and Horizon Technologies. Built by AAC Clyde Space in Scotland.
Amber-1 is expected to be the first of 20+ planned Amber™ satellites to provide Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) data to users. Using unique, patented technology, the system will geolocate and demodulate radio frequency (RF) data from ships around the world.
Horizon Technologies’ data will be used by governments to provide information on the tracking and prevention of illegal fishing, smuggling, trafficking, piracy, and terrorism. Information collected through the program will be provided to the United Kingdom’s Joint Maritime Security Centre (JMSC), and to international customers around the world.