|Name||PHI-1 (Payload Hosting Initiative, Danfe, AMAN)|
|Units or mass||12U|
|Status||not launched, expected in 2023|
|Organisation||Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
|Nation||United Arab Emirates|
A 12U modular satellite platform with Nepal DANFE and Bahrein AMAN hosted payload.
Building upon the experience gained with PHI-demo, planned to be launched end of 2022 (depending on launcher availability), PHI-1 is now offered through the Access to Space for All initiative of OOSA.
Through the PHI programme, UNOOSA and MBRSC provide the possibility to host payloads on a satellite platform developed by the Bin Rashid Space Centre. The programme supports capacity-building and promotes space science and technology in developing countries and is an important opportunity for innovation and new technology demonstration.
The "AMAN" payload conceptualized by a team from Bahrain will test an optimized Advanced Encryption Standard, which aims to secure communication between the satellite and the ground station/Internet of Things (IoT) terminals.
The "Danfe Space Mission" of Nepal will study the operation of PX4 Autopilot, a middleware for drones in space, with a focus on the system's behaviour and operation. The payloads will provide practical experience, knowledge and skills in space technology to the teams of both countries.
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