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Designation 46489 / 20068D
Launch date 28 Sep 2020
Country of origin United Arab Emirates
Mission Observation of high atmosphere
Perigee/Apogee 549/576 km
Inclination 97.7°
Period 95.9 min
Launch vehicle Soyuz #80

3U cubesat

The purpose of the satellite is to study and monitor greenhouse gases, specifically CO² and Methane, over the UAE. MeznSat is a nanosatellite for climate observation, manufactured by Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KUST) in partnership with the American University of Ras Al-Khaimah (AURAK) and funded by the UAE Space Agency. The satellite's primary payload will be a shortwave infrared (SWIR) spectrometer that makes observations in the 1000-1650 nm wavelength range to derive atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations.

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