MeznSat satellite – a new Emirati achievement in space sector

SourceEmirates 24/7
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

The UAE is continuing its pioneering achievements in the space sector, as it will soon launch the MeznSat satellite on a Russian Soyuz rocket. MeznSat can be added to the list of satellites owned and operated by the UAE. In this report, the Emirates News Agency, WAM, will highlight the national decade-long efforts to develop satellites, with the participation of many talented young UAE nationals, and in partnership with local and international entities. The UAE owns many high-capacity satellites. In 2008, "DubaiSat-1" was first launched to monitor climate change by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre. In 2013, "DubaiSat-2" was launched for observation and monitoring purposes, and Emirati engineers from the centre contributed to its development. "Yah-1" is the first satellite launched by the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, with the aim of achieving several more...