National Geographic has announced a four-year partnership with the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, to document the UAE’s journey into space.
The UAE’s KhalifaSat sent the first image from space of the Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.
The first-ever Emirati-designed and made satellite, KhalifaSat, has successfully launched into space on 29th October 2018, in what the UAE remarked as a breakthrough for the national space industry.
The UAE Space Agency has revealed that it is preparing a comprehensive strategy for investing in the UAE’s space sector, in cooperation with relevant authorities, which will be announced in October.
UAE Space Agency director general has said that the announcement of the launch of KhalifaSat underscores the country’s outstanding capabilities in the field of space manufacturing.
The first satellite made completely by Emirati engineers in the UAE, will be launched into orbit on October 29, according to the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).
The UAE Space Agency highlighted its successes since 2014, during the fourth anniversary celebrations at Abu Dhabi’s Dusit Thani Hotel on 12 July 2018.
As the first step in its journey to space, KhalifaSat was flown from Dubai to Incheon International Airport in South Korea on an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter aircraft that was specially chartered for the occasion.
The Hope Probe is three-metres tall with 600 KW solar panels, and will soon embark on its 55-million-kilometre journey to the Red Planet, with a view to sending the spaceship to Mars by 2021 to coincide with the country’s 50th anniversary.
KhalifaSat, the first satellite to be completely built by Emirati engineers, is set to be launched later this year following a series of rigorous tests.