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Sharjah-Sat 1

Sharjah-Sat 1 [SAASST]

Sharjah-Sat 1 is an eductaional 3U Cubesat built at the University of Sharjah (SAASST).

The payload consists of an X-Ray Detector (iXRD) and a camera system with a visual band. The goal is to measure X-Rays from space and take pictures of Earth with at least 100 meter/pixel GSD. An S-Band transmitter will be used to download the images captured by the cameras as well as the iXRD data. The satellite is being developed for iXRD by the University of Sharjah SAASST in collaboration with Istanbul Technical University's Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Space Systems Design and Test Lab (SSDTL), and Sabanc University.

The CubeSat components are integrated and assembled inside SAASST's cleanroom, which ensures the safety of the sensitive electronics and instruments. The initial tests are also carried out in the cleanroom, but the qualification and acceptance tests, which require specialized facilities, are carried out at other locations. SAASST's ground station will be used for communication once SharjahSat-1 is in orbit (Telemetry, Tracking, and Commanding).

The satellite was launched via the ION-SCV 008 deployer on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) in January 2023.

Nation: UAE
Type / Application: Technology
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Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
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Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Sharjah-Sat 1 2023-001CZ 03.01.2023 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with YAM 5, Lynk Tower 03, 04, Umbra-SAR 04, 05, EOS-SAT 1, ICEYE X21, X22, X27, —uSat 32, ..., 35, Skykraft Deployer 1, Skykraft 1, ..., 4, Chimera LEO-1, ION-SCV 007, 008, Astrocast 0401, ..., 0404, Futura SM1, Futura SM3, Kelpie 1, Sharjah-Sat 1, TAU-SAT 2, Orbiter SN1, MDQSAT 1A, 1B, PROVES-Yearling, Sapling 1, Unicorn 2G, 2H, Vigoride 5, ZEUS 1, KSF 3A, ..., 3D, Flock-4y 1, ..., 36, Lemur-2 157, ..., 162, SpaceBEE 156, ..., 167, EWS-RROCI, BRO 8, Gama Alpha, Menut, MilSpace2 1, 2, NSLSat 2, Platform 2, EYE 1, STAR-VIBE, Sternula 1, Connecta T1.2, Guardian alpha, KuwaitSat 1, PolyITAN-HP-30, BDSAT 2, Pushan alpha

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