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Nayif-1/EO88 Updated: 28 Feb 2017   Responsible Operator Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center A68SC
Supporting Organisation American University of Sharjah  
Contact Person fatma.lootah@mbrsc.ae.nospam  
Headline Details: Nayif-1 is an educational single CubeSat project with the goal of providing an actual space project for Emirati University students. Additionally it is intended to enthuse and educate young people about radio, space physics and electronics. Nayif-1 is a collaboration between the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center and the American University of Sharjah both in the United Arab Emirates. The spacecraft will only require simple groundstation antennas and an SDR dongle receiver. This will make it uncomplicated for schools and colleges to use with their students. It is anticipated Nayif-1 will be launched into a Sun Synchronous Low Earth Orbit about 400 to 750 km. In such an orbit the satellite passes over the Emirates at least twice a day. This would allow the morning passes to be used for educational purposes and the evening passes for Amateur Radio communications. The student team will develop and operate a special groundstation for this spacecraft. They will also be developing a unique “Dashboard” to display the received telemetry data and greetings messages in Arabic. Nayif-1 will also incorporate a novel autonomous attitude determination and control system. This will be the first flight of this system. Nayif-1 will additionally carry a UHF to VHF linear transponder that will have up to 0.5watt output and which can be used by Radio Amateurs worldwide for SSB and CW communications. Requesting a transponder uplink on 435.045 – 435.015MHz and downlink on 145.960-145.990MHz with the telemetry on 145.940MHz using 1k2 BPSK to the FUNcube standard. Planning a SpaceX Falcoln 9 launch in late 2015 into an elliptical, sun synchronous, low earth orbit approx. 400 x750km. ** The requested frequencies have been coordinated**
Application Date: 08 Jul 2015   Freq coordination completed on 13 Jul 2015

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