'DubaiSat-1' UAE's first satellite ready for launch

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Dubai, Sep 24: On Wednesday, Sep 24, UAE announced that it will launch nation's first remote sensing earth observation satellite later this year from Russia. The Emirates Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) said DubaiSat-1, the country's first earth observation satellite, was developed by SatrecI in South Korea with participation by UAE engineers from the EIAST, the Gulf News reported.

Designed and developed by a dedicated team and built in collaboration with international entities, DubaiSat-1 is due to be launched later this year aboard a Russian rocket through the Moscow-based International Space Company Kosmotras. The UAE's first dedicated Eye in the Sky would be one of the most advanced small-size satellites of its kind, the EIAST said.

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