The first UAE-made satellite to be launched in 2017

The first UAE-made satellite to be launched in 2017

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Shaikh Mohammad, accompanied by other dignitaries, visited the Emirates Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (Eiast) in Dubai. Courtesy: WAMUAE: KhalifaSat, the UAE’s first locally-built satellite, will be launched in 2017, said His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, during his visit to the Emirates Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (Eiast).

The KhalifaSat will be the third after DubaiSat1 and DubaiSat2, which have been built in Seoul, under a knowledge-sharing arrangement with the South Korean company Satrec.

A national team including forty-five Emirati engineers are working on building the KhalifaSat, which, according to Shaikh Mohammad, catapults the Arab region into a new era of space industry and competition in space technologies.

Source: Gulf News