UAE in Space

Dubaisat-1 successfully launched on July 30 2009. The UAE’s first government satellite was successfully launched into orbit from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan last night. Dubaisat-1 will orbit 680km above Earth and is expected to beam back its first images in a matter of days. The satellite was developed by a South Korean firm with the cooperation of 16 UAE engineers from the Emirates Institute of Advanced Science and Technology.

This is another achievement by the Govt of UAE to occupy International space in Space allocation segment for the UAE. Further details for the transponders & the specs are still unknown.

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