DubaiSat-2 passes Japan propulsion system test
Dubai, January 29, 2014
The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology’s (EIAST) DubaiSat-2 has passed the tests conducted by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) on its ‘Propulsion System.’
The satellite system also passed the other examinations ordered to ensure its safety and readiness.
DubaiSat-2 is equipped with an electro-optical camera to provide higher resolution space imagery from all over the world throughout its lifetime to be used for various applications including environmental projects, urban planning, infrastructure and provide specialised reports.
The satellite can also take multiple images of the same area, as well as receive and process them from anywhere in the world within one day. It completes one full orbit around the earth in 96 minutes with 60 per cent of its time facing the sunlight.
The visiting Jaxa delegation of high-profile experts and professionals was received by a group of EIAST’s top engineers who gave a detailed presentation on DubaiSat-2 activity and successful results since its launch on November 21, 2013.
The propulsion system was designed to support and align the satellite position in orbit, allowing the control of satellite altitude above ground level and modifying it automatically in the event of any deviation through a set of predetermined and saved commands sent from the control station, said a statement.
Mohammed Al Harmi, director of Ground Services Department, EIAST, said: “The tests were conducted to ensure the satellite’s technical readiness and safety of equipments, including all technical features and technologies. - TradeArabia News Service