• [AMSAT-UK] Nayif-1 (EO-88) Celebrates a 5th Birthday in orbit!

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    Nayif-1 (EO-88) Celebrates a 5th Birthday in orbit!

    Posted: 16 Feb 2022 04:11 AM PST https://amsat-uk.org/2022/02/16/nayif-1-eo-88-celebrates-a-5th-birthday-in-orbit/

    Wouter PA3WEG at the groundstation waiting for the first NAYIF-1 signals

    Nayif-1 (EO-88) was launched at 03:58 UTC on February 15, 2017, on a PSLV launcher from India. It was part of a world record launch as the C37 flight carried 104 spacecraft into orbit.
    Nayif-1 team members after completion of the assembly and integration of
    the CubeSat

    The transmitter was autonomously activated around 04:47 UTC and the first signals were received and decoded a few minutes later by KB6LTY and within
    a few hours more than 250 stations around the world had submitted telemetry reports to the Data Warehouse.

    After more than 27500 orbits of the earth, the spacecraft continues to
    function nominally. It switches between high power telemetry when in
    daylight to low power telemetry and transponder when in eclipse.

    The mission was developed by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)
    and American University of Sharjah (AUS). The UAE’s first Nanosatellite was developed by Emirati engineering students from AUS under the supervision of
    a team of engineers and specialists from MBRSC within the framework of a partnership between the two entities, aiming to provide hands-on experience
    to engineering students on satellite manufacturing.

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