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DubaiSat-1 mission overview
Author(s): Adnan Al Rais
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Paper Abstract

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and technology (EIAST) was founded in 2006 to inspire scientific innovation and foster technological advancement in the United Arab Emirates through its various initiatives and programs. The Space Programme is the first initiative introduced by EIAST aiming at making the UAE an internationally recognized hub for advanced space systems and supporting the creation of a knowledge-based economy by leveraging the advances in the satellite systems. EIAST leading project and starting point in the space programme is DubaiSat-1 satellite mission. The satellite was designed and developed by Satrec Initiative - a pioneer satellite manufacturing company in South Korea, with a strong participation from EIAST engineers. DubaiSat-1 is a catalyst project and part of an in-depth know how and technology transfer program to convey advanced satellites technology to the UAE. The launch of the satellite was on July 29th 2009 onboard Dnepr rocket from Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan. DubaiSat-1 observes the Earth at a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) with an altitude of 680 Km and generates high resolution optical images at 2.5m panchromatic (Pan) and 5m multispectral (MS) bands at red, green, blue and Near-infrared. The images provide variety of users and decision makers in the UAE with a valuable tool for a wide range of applications including infrastructure development, urban planning as well as environment monitoring and protection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8176, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XV, 81761U (3 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897964
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Adnan Al Rais, Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8176:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XV
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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