DMSat 1 [UTIAS]
The DMSat-1 satellite is a 15-kilogram earth-monitoring microsatellite developed by the Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) for the Mohammend Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai.
SFL’s Next-generation Earth Monitoring and Observation (NEMO) platform technology, which incorporates high performance ground target tracking capability, is a key enabler for the mission.
DMSat-1 leverages past developments at SFL for a rapidly developed mission that will incorporate two payloads. It is based on the NEMO-AM satellite. The primary payload is a multispectral polarimeter used to monitor aerosols – fine particles of liquid and solids in the upper atmosphere normally caused by man-made sources, but also correlating to natural phenomena such as dust storms. The secondary instrument is a pair of spectrometers that will enable MBRSC to detect greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane over the United Arab Emirates.
|Nation:||United Arab Emirates|
|Type / Application:||Earth observation|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|DMSat 1||2021-022J||22.03.2021||Ba LC-31/6||Soyuz-2-1a Fregat||with CAS500 1, ELSA-d Chaser, ELSA-d Target, GRUS 1B, ..., 1E, Najm 1, UniSat 7, BCCSAT 1, FEES, DIY 1, SMOG 1, STECCO, SAMSON 1, 2, 3, Kepler 6, 7, NanoSatC-Br 2, KMSL, CANYVAL-C 1, 2, BeeSat 5, ..., 8, Hiber 3, CubeSX-HSE, CubeSX-Sirius-HSE, Orbicraft-Zorkiy, WildTrackCube-SIMBA, GRBAlpha, 3B5GSAT, LacunaSat 2b, ChallengeOne, KSU-Cubesat|