JY1-SAT is a cubesat that is Jordan's first satellite. It was launched aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in the United States on 3 December 2018. It is named in tribute of the late King Hussein who was an amateur ham radio operator; his callsign was "JY1". The project was built by Jordanian students from various universities, and was funded by Jordan's Crown Prince Foundation.[1][2][3][4]

JY1-SAT
Mission typeTechnology
OperatorCrown Prince Foundation
COSPAR ID2018-099AX
SATCAT no.43803Edit this on Wikidata
Websitecpf.jo
Spacecraft properties
BOL mass1.11 kg (2.4 lb)
Dimensions10 x 10 x 11.35 cm
Start of mission
Launch date06:34, December 3, 2018 (UTC) (2018-12-03T06:34Z)
RocketFalcon 9 Full Thrust
Launch siteVandenberg
ContractorSpaceX
Deployment dateDecember 2018
Orbital parameters
RegimeLow Earth
Masar initiative
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Crown Prince announces launch of first Jordanian mini satellite". The Jordan Times. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  2. ^ "SpaceX launches swarm of satellites, flies rocket for third time". Space Flight Now. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  3. ^ "First Jordanian-made satellite to launch!". Ro'ya. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  4. ^ "SpaceX Falcon 9 launches SSO-A multi-sat mission". NASA Space Flight. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.