Name The CubeSat


What do we need from you


We need your help in finding a suitable name for the CubeSat under the MiniSat Competition. The Cubesat is being developed by a group of students from Khalifa University and New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). What makes this project unique is the following: for the first time, a group of Bahraini students are working long sided the Emirati students to develop their first ever Cubesat. Therefore we are currently looking for a name that represents the close relationship between UAE and Bahrain.

Save the following Date:


The 24th of November 2019

Time: 10:00 till 12:00

Location UAE Space Agency

Come with your name prepared and we will discuss them together

The plan is to have 5 proposals by end of day

Great things happen to those who propose innovative names

Jump start your brain and let us name UAE’s next satellite

More information about the science of the mission:

The scientific mission of this Cubesat is to collect real-time data of terrestrial gamma ray flashes from earth’s atmosphere using a gamma-ray detector, which will be developed by the students at the university. Such a system will not only be a step towards developing space technology in the UAE, but also a step towards miniaturizing and space-qualifying particle detectors in the field of experimental physics in general, combining knowledge derived from the fields of physics, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.


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