Sharjahsat-1 Satellite

Spacecraft Sharjahsat-1 (Sharjah-Sat-1, Sharjah Sat-1)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Operational? (News on 2023-01-18 last checked 2023-04-15)
Launched 2023-01-03
NORAD ID 55104
Deployer ?
Launcher Falcon 9 (Transporter-6) (D-Orbit ION) (ION SCV 008)
Deployment Deployed from D-Orbit ION on 2023-01-16
Entity name University of Sharjah
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Country United Arab Emirates
Partners Istanbul Technical University, Sabancı University, The Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space Sciences, and Technology

Educational capability development mission with X-Ray Detector (iXRD) and camera payloads.


Payload is an X-Ray Detector (iXRD) and a visual band camera system. The aim is to measure the X-Rays from outer space and taking with at least 100 meter/pixel GSD pictures of Earth. There will be an S-Band transmitter to download the pictures taken by the cameras and the iXRD data. The satellite is being developed by University of Sharjah SAASST together with Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Space Systems Design and Test Lab (SSDTL) along with Sabancı University for iXRD.

The integration and assembly of the CubeSat components are carried out inside SAASST’s cleanroom, which will assure the protection of the sensitive electronics and instruments. The initial tests are also being performed in the cleanroom, but the qualification and acceptance tests that require specialized facilities are done at other sites. Once SharjahSat-1 is in orbit, SAASST’s ground station will be used for communication (Telemetry, Tracking, and Commanding).

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