TAIFA-1 to be built by Endurosat for Kenya’s Sayari Labs, launched on Falcon 9 as Endurosat also tapped to build space weather cubesat for Mission Space

by | Jan 26, 2022 | Launches, Satellites, Seradata News, SpaceX

Bulgarian small satellite maker Endurosat has joined forces with Kenya’s SayarLabs who will respectively build and operate a 3U cubesat-class spacecaft TAIFA-1.  TAIFA-1, meaning “one nation” from Swahili, first Kenyan 3U software-defined NanoSat. TAIFA-1 will be flying to orbit on a SpaceX’s Falcon 9, with the planned launch scheduled for Q4 2022.  The satellite will have a hyperspectral imaging capability.

In a separate development, during January Endurosat was commissioned to build a small cubesat to carry high energy particle detectors for the Latvian firm Mission Space. That satellite will act as a forerunner for a planned 24 satellite space weather monitoring constellation.  The launch of the Mission Space Aurora-1 detector mission is due in Q4 2022.

Taifa-1 Courtesy: EnduroSat

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