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MYSAT 2 (DhabiSat)

DhabiSat [Yahsat Space Lab]

DhabiSat or MYSAT 2 is an 2U CubeSat eductional mission, developed by Khalifa University students with support from Al Yah Satellite Company (Yahsat) and Northrop Grumman.

The primary mission of the second CubeSat, previously known as MYSat-2, is to enable students to design, implement, and test software modules for attitude determination and control systems (ADCS). The work has been conducted at the Yahsat Space Lab, which is part of the Khalifa University Space Technology and Innovation Center (KUSTIC).

DhabiSat will assess the accuracy of various ADCS pointing control strategies and validate the same by taking images using a digital camera onboard pointed in specific directions. The new ADCS algorithms shall improve the pointing accuracy of the CubeSat and its response time to attitude changes as compared to conventional algorithms. In terms of system resources, DhabiSat will require less power to achieve the targeted pointings and if successful, the algorithms will gain flight heritage on board DhabiSat, which then can be used as a baseline in future CubeSat missions.

The satellite will be launched on board of the Cygnus CRS-15 cargo mission and was deployed from the spacecrafts external deployer after departing from the ISS.

Nation: United Arab Emirates
Type / Application: Technology, education
Operator: Yahsat Space Lab, Khalifa University
Contractors: Yahsat Space Lab, Khalifa University
Equipment: Camera
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit: 400 km × 400 km, 51.64 (typically)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
MYSAT 2 (DhabiSat) TBD 20.02.2021 WI LC-0A Antares-230+ with Cygnus CRS-15, Lawkanat 1, Gunsmoke-J 2, ?, ?, IT-SPINS, TAU-SAT 1, STARS-EC, OPUSAT 2, RSP 01, WARP 01, TUMnanoSAT, MAYA 2, Guaranisat 1, Tsuru, ThinSat 2A, ..., 2I

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Further MYSAT missions: