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Ghalib [Marshall Intech]

Ghalib is a demonstrator turn-key mission for space-based tracking of falcon migration.

From feasibility study to designing and building a nanosatellite that is capable of tracking migrating falcons, ISISPACE built the 2U CubeSat platform and integrated the payload. The payload consists of a radio receiver, manufactured by Marshall Intech, and a camera to take pictures of the Earth on demand.

While this mission entails a single satellite for demonstration purposes, the ultimate goal is to launch a constellation of multiple nanosatellites for continuous tracking. The satellite system is capable of global tracking of large birds and wildlife with small transmitters.

The satellite will be launched via the ION-SCV 003 deployer on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) in June 2021.

Nation: UAE
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Marshall Intech
Contractors: ISISpace (prime); Marshall Intech (payload)
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 2 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Ghalib 2021-059CM 30.06.2021 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink v1.5 R1-1, ..., R1-3, Umbra-SAR 2001, YAM 2, YAM 3, —uSat 19, ..., 22, ICEYE X11, X12, X13, X15, TUBIN, Mandrake 2A, 2B, Capella 5, GNOMES 2, LINCS 1, 2, PACE 1, TROPICS 01, D2/AtlaCom 1, EG 3, Centauri 4, Lemur-2 140, ..., 145, SpaceBEE 88, ..., 111, SpaceBEENZ 7, ..., 10, Sherpa-FX 2, Lynk 06, Hawk 3A, 3B, 3C, Astrocast 0201, ..., 0205, Painani 2, Sherpa-LTE 1, Tenzing, Aurora, Arthur 1, Faraday Phoenix, KSF 1A, ..., 1D, Tiger 2, ION-SCV 003, NAPA 2, Spartan, Neptuno, W-Cube, QMR-KWT


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