Watch: UAE's KhalifaSat set to launch into orbit

The launch of the first satellite fully built in the UAE by a team of Emirati engineers will be streamed live
Watch: UAE's KhalifaSat set to launch into orbit
KhalifaSat is an Earth observation satellite, designed, tested and manufactured by a team of Emirati engineers and scientists, at the Space Technology Laboratories, MBRSC.
By Sam Bridge
Mon 29 Oct 2018 07:21 AM

The launch of KhalifaSat, the first satellite fully built in the UAE by a team of Emirati engineers, will be streamed live by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).

The MBRSC revealed details for the live broadcast from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan on October 29 at 8.08am Dubai time.

The event will be broadcast live on Dubai TV, and streamed live on many channels, including YouTube. The MBRSC website currently shows a countdown clock to the launch.

The first 100 percent Emirati-engineered and developed satellite, manufactured in the UAE at the MBRSC, Dubai

KhalifaSat is an Earth observation satellite, designed, tested and manufactured by a team of Emirati engineers and scientists, at the Space Technology Laboratories, MBRSC.The launch of KhalifaSat will raise to nine the number of multi-purpose satellites so far placed into orbit by the UAE.

The UAE has plans to launch 12 satellites by 2020, a significant milestone in the UAE’s quest to make the space industry one of the most dynamic and vital economic and investment sectors, with current estimated investment of AED22 billion.

Named after the UAE President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, KhalifaSat is one of the most technologically advanced remote-sensing observation satellites, with five patents registered.

Once in orbit, KhalifaSat will provide high-quality detailed imagery for a variety of uses. It will send these images back to the ground station at MBRSC to serve the needs of government organisations and private-sector enterprises locally and globally.

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