Earth Observation Satellite

DEWASAT-2 is the second nano-satellite developed for remote sensing applications. It was constructed at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s Research and Development Centre, situated within the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Energy complex.

Name of SatelliteDEWASAT-2
PurposeEarth Observation
Country of ContractorLithuania
Launch Mass (kg.)10
Class of OrbitLEO
Perigee (km)496
Date of Launch15.04.2023
Launch SiteVandenberg AFB
Launch VehicleFalcon 9
COSPAR Number2023-054C
NORAD Number56180

DEWASAT-2 Earth Observation Satellite incorporates a high-resolution camera (4.7 metres) for Earth observation, as well as devices designed to measure greenhouse gases utilising infrared radiation. This nano-satellite is expected to facilitate improvements in power generation, transmission and distribution, as well as the detection of water leaks and infrastructure changes.


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