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UAE launches its first-ever satellite ‘Khalifa Sat’!

Time and again, UAE has proven itself to be a country that is strong footed and is all ready to take on the challenges of this advancing world. Be it economic, geographic or technological advancements, this country has never shied away from incorporating such progressions.

Hence, that is how it continued its undying passion for excellence and recently launched UAE’s first-ever Emirati-made satellite named ‘Khalifa Sat’ on October 29, 2018. Khalifa Sat took off into space from Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan at 8:08 am UAE time holding the H2-A rocket and Japan’s environment satellite, GoSat-2.

The idea behind this satellite is to capture Earth’s images from space. These images coming in to Earth from Space will be captured by the satellite’s camera and released from the space center when ready.

Built with zeal at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, this satellite is proudly the most advanced Earth observation satellite for the UAE in history.

This path-breaking step was very well appreciated and applauded by the Prime Minister of UAE His Highness Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum who was proud and elated at the launch of UAE’s first ever satellite. He expressed his joy in a tweet stating:

The achievement of making the most advanced Earth observation satellite was celebrated by the tallest building in the world, UAE’s stellar sky-scraper Burj Khalifa in the most astounding way possible.