Author Topic: Rideshare Payload : MBZ-SAT 2024  (Read 1711 times)

Offline Olaf

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Rideshare Payload : MBZ-SAT 2024
« on: 10/29/2020 07:19 pm »
MBRSC has announced the development of MBZ-SAT, which will be launched in 2023. A project that aims to achieve local and global strategic objectives.

« Last Edit: 07/20/2023 03:57 am by zubenelgenubi »

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Re: MBZ-SAT 2023
« Reply #1 on: 10/27/2021 11:32 am »
MBZ-SAT is now planned for launch on a Falcon 9 rideshare mission in late 2023 (probably Transporter-9).

SpaceX to launch Emirati imaging satellite [dated Oct. 27]

DUBAI, U.A.E. ó SpaceX has won a contract to launch an Emirati high-resolution imaging satellite on a Falcon 9 rideshare mission in 2023.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced at an Oct. 27 press conference here, held during the 72nd International Astronautical Congress, that it selected SpaceX to launch its MBZ SAT satellite in the second half 2023. The center did not disclose the value of the contract.


The UAEís Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre announced at a press conference during #IAC2021 that itís selected SpaceX to launch its MBZ SAT imaging satellite on a Falcon 9 in 2023.

Its a 700 kg satellite launching to LEO, so will presumably launch on a Transporter rideshare mission.

MBRSC team completed the structure model and initial tests of MBZ-SAT along with the completion of the engineering and Flatsat qualification module. The team will now begin preparations to manufacture the flight model.

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Re: MBZ-SAT 2023
« Reply #2 on: 10/27/2021 02:45 pm »
Looking at its mass (700kg) and height (higher than those people, probably > 2m) it will have to be launched on the top of the stack as it won't fit an any of the dispenser ports.
« Last Edit: 10/27/2021 02:46 pm by soltasto »

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Re: Rideshare Payload : MBZ-SAT 2023
« Reply #3 on: 07/20/2023 02:49 am »
The UAE is preparing to launch the region's most advanced imaging satellite into space next year.

MBZ-Sat, named after President Sheikh Mohamed, has been in development at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai for years.

The 800-kilogram satellite will be carried into orbit on a SpaceX ride-share mission, on board a Falcon 9 rocket.

"Around 14 years ago, MBRSC launched its first Earth observation satellite, with environmental monitoring as one of its key objectives," Salem Al Marri, director general of the space centre, tweeted on Monday.

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