MYSAT-2: A 2U CubeSat for evaluating novel attitude control algorithms

Aysha Alharam, Prashanth Marpu, Firas Jarrar, Panagiotis Dimitropoulos, Ebrahim Almansoori, Amina Al-Balooshi, Ali AlMahmood, Ali Alqaraan, Ahmed Bushlaibi, Ahmed Albuainain, Yaqoob Alqassab, Reem AL-Ali, Alya Alhammadi, Aaliya Khan, Abdulla Almesmari, Muneera Al-Shaibah, Hamzeh Issa, Thu Vu, Abdallah Alansari, Aaesha AlmazroueiIgor Boiko, Ashraf Khater, Mohammad Taha Ansari, Ali Alhammadi

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MYSAT-2 is the second nanosatellite initiated by Khalifa University and funded by Yahsat in partnership with Northrop Grumman. It is a 2U CubeSat that is being developed by graduate students from Yahsat Space Lab. The mission of MYSAT-2 is to verify the accuracy of different attitude determination and control algorithms by capturing photos in the pointing direction using a digital camera payload. The captured photo is compared with the expected acquisition reference on the ground. The system will evaluate novel algorithms developed by the students while also testing the software based on existing algorithms in the literature. The eventual aim of the mission is to produce a software library that could be used in future missions.

Original languageBritish English
JournalProceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
StatePublished - 2020
Event71st International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 12 Oct 202014 Oct 2020


  • 2U CubeSat
  • ADCS
  • Control


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