UAE-Bahraini Nanosatellite Launches on Spacex Rocket

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 21 December 2021
UAE-Bahraini Nanosatellite Launches on Spacex Rocket

On Tuesday, the UAE-Bahraini nanosatellite 'Light-1' has launched into space from Florida's Kennedy Space Centre at 2:07 pm (local time).

'Light-1' will reach the International Space Station at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, and will begin operations after it's deployed into orbit in January.

SpaceX CRS24 Cargo Dragon is carrying 2,948 kilograms of fresh supplies, experiment hardware, and holiday treats for the astronauts.

Light-1 Mission

After reaching its orbit around Earth, Light-1 will monitor and study terrestrial gamma ray flashes (TGRs) from thunderstorms and cumulus clouds.

TRG analysis is an emerging field of geoscientific research which the mission will contribute to at an international level. It will be the first study of its kind in the region. New York University will be leading the science data analysis aspect for this mission.

Light-1 took off onboard a SpaceX CRS-24 flight on board of a Falcon 9 rocket.

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