Series of satellites for land observation.
Programme of the United Arab Emirates: EIAST responsible of development and operations.
The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
The design life time is 5 years.
The satellites exploit sunsynchronous orbits around 10:30, consistent with the Disaster Monitoring Constellation.
The replacement policy is based on launching satellites in sequence, roughly 6 months before the expected end-of-life of a satellite.
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Data stored onboard and transmitted to the EIAST Mission Control Center (MCC) located in Dubai, co-located with the Image Receiving and Processing Station (IRPS).
2009 - 2023
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational
, blue tag => planned