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DubaiSat 1



DubaiSat 1, a 190 kg remote sensing satellite of the United Arab Emirates, was launched on a Dnepr rocket from Baikonur on 29 July 2009 at 18:46 UT. The satellite carries an optical imaging camera with a black-and-white resolution of about 2.5 m and a color resolution of 5 m. The data will be used for urban development, scientific research, telecommunications, transportation, construction and mapping applications, as well as for forecasting, water quality research and engineering tests.

Alternate Names

  • DubaiSat1
  • 35682

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-07-29
Launch Vehicle: Dnepr
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United Arab Emirates)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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