PHI-1 Satellite

Satellite name PHI-1 (Payload Hosting Initiative, Danfe, AMAN)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 12U
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher not launched
Entity name Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)
Institution Institute
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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Last modified: 2024-05-29

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