The satellite was launched last month along with 45 other similarly small satellites as part of Arianespace's first rideshare demonstration mission.
The number of Traksat-provided Globalstar devices being used to support humanitarian efforts has doubled in the last 12 months.
The satellite will orbit the Earth collecting data on greenhouse gas concentrations and monitor the occurrence of red tide algae in the Arabian Gulf.
With a launch planned in 2027, the satellites will carry an advanced multi-frequency altimeter that will measure sea ice thickness and ice sheet elevations.
RDK is powered by Thuraya broadband terminals and the OneGate Aid Compact network management system from IEC Telecom.
Cygnus Telecom equipped 12 ambulances with the Thuraya’s X5-Touch satellite phones so that paramedics remain connected while on duty.
The satellite was initially scheduled to launch in 2019 but was delayed to 2020.
The new solution is powered by Thuraya IP+ for stationed use and Thuraya Voyager for vehicular use over its L-band network.
TRISHNA will be the latest satellite in the joint Franco-Indian satellite fleet dedicated to climate monitoring and operational applications.