SaudiSat-4

Summary

SaudiSat-4
Mission typeSpace Science
OperatorKACST
COSPAR ID2014-033G
SATCAT no.40016Edit this on Wikidata
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerKing Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
Start of mission
Launch date19 June 2014; 6 years ago (2014-06-19)
RocketDnepr
Launch siteDombarovsky site 370/13
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeSun Synchronous
Perigee altitude620 km
Apogee altitude620 km
Inclination97.9°
 

SaudiSat-4 is a Saudi-Arabian micro-satellite launched in 2014. It was built by the National Satellite Technology Center at KACST.

Launch

SaudiSat-4 was launched from Dombarovsky (air base) site 13, Russia, on 19 June 2014 by a Dnepr rocket.[1]

Mission

The satellite is intended primarily for technology verification in space, main test piece being UV light diodes, intended for removal of static charge from the proof mass. Proof mass experiment is expected to pave the way to engineering of gravitational reference sensor (GRS) of drag-free spacecraft. This devise has an applications for the tentative Laser Interferometer Space Antenna gravity wave detector.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.arabianaerospace.aero/saudisat-4-launched-from-russia-s-dombarovsky-air-base.html
  2. ^ http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/saudisat-4.htm

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