BackForward Satellite Programme: DubaiSat 

Programme details
Programme description
  • 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.
  • See detailed description at
Data circulation
  • 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).
Agencies EIAST
Programme lifetime 2009 - 2024
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned