Full Name KhalifaSat Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies MBRSC, UAE SA Launch Date 29 Oct 2018
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Oct 2023
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 43676 (TLE)
International Designator 2018-084F
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 97.13 deg
Orbit Altitude 613 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 13:30:00 Repeat Cycle 8 days
Objectives and Applications KhalifaSat is the first satellite to be manufactured in the clean rooms at MBRSC space technology labs in Dubai. KhalifaSat will provide high-quality images at a resolution of 70 cm for a variety of uses. The main objectives of the KhalifaSat mission are to: develop a sub-meter resolution small satellite system to be used for global imaging and download; establish the necessary infrastructure for the development of the satellites in the UAE; and, contribute locally and internationally with value-added products and services derived from KhalifaSat images.
Mission Measurements
LandMulti-purpose imagery (land) KHCS
Mission Instruments
KHCS - KhalifaSat Camera System
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