Wednesday, March 09, 2022

United Arab Emirates-Bahrain Light-1 CubeSat | International Space Station

United Arab Emirates-Bahrain Light-1 CubeSat | International Space Station

A view of the deployed Light-1 CubeSat. The Light-1 CubeSat focuses on the detection of Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGFs) coming from the Earth’s atmosphere. This feat is achieved by utilizing two detectors that are integrated onboard a compact 3-Unit (3U) satellite bus, proving to be extremely efficient in terms of cost, manufacturing and assembly time. Light-1 is deployed as a part of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Small Satellite Orbital Deployer-20 (J-SSOD-20) micro-satellite deployment mission, and launches to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX-24 Dragon Cargo Vehicle.

GT-1 is a 1.14 kg 1U CubeSat with experimental deployable solar panels and a deployable UHF radio antenna. The GT-1 mission demonstrates a rapid cradle-to-grave lifecycle of a university level CubeSat.

Light-1 CubeSat is a collaborative initiative of the UAE Space Agency, Bahrain’s National Space Science Agency, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, and New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi.

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) coordinated the launch from Tsukuba Space Centre (TKSC) in Japan.

The UAE-Bahraini Light-1 CubeSat successfully launched into orbit from the International Space Station, in cooperation with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center

Image Date: February 3, 2022

#NASA #Space #ISS #CubeSat #Light1 #TGF #Satellite #UAE #UnitedArabEmirates #Bahrain #Science #Technology #Engineering #LEO #Earth #Japan #日本 #JAXA #宇宙航空研究開発機構 #UnitedStates #NYUAD #NYU #STEM #Education    

No comments:

Post a Comment