Photos: UAE's First Nanosatellite Lifts Off

  • Publish date: Monday، 22 March 2021
Photos: UAE's First Nanosatellite Lifts Off

Dubai's first miniature environment-monitoring satellite, DMSat-1, has successfully taken off to space on Monday at 10:07am UAE time, from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The overall project team includes 30 Emirati engineers, whose role has been to determine the needs of the Dubai Municipality and the technical characteristics of the satellite.

The miniature satellite, which was carried by Soyuz 2.1a into low-Earth-orbit, will measure air quality, pollution, and marine conditions in the country.

The MBRSC was initially all set to launch DMSat-1 from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 10.07am on March 20.

The launch date was later changed to March 21 due to a surge in voltage. A second launch on March 21 was also deferred sighting technical difficulties.

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