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VP inspects KhalifaSat project
February 04, 2018
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DUBAI: Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) to inspect the progress of the KhalifaSat project.

KhalifaSat is the first satellite to be fully built by Emirati engineers, an achievement that highlights the UAE’s growing expertise in satellite technology.

The satellite is set to be launched later this year, following a series of rigorous tests.

“Emirati engineers are the first in the Arab world to construct a satellite without foreign assistance. This is a major achievement that signifies the high level of capabilities UAE youth have acquired in space technologies,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

“The high level of expertise that Emirati scientists and engineers have developed creates a strong foundation for the future scientific and technological development of the UAE,”  Sheikh Mohammed added.

“We are confident that the nation’s space industry sector will continue its strong growth, and emerge as a key component of our economy...”
 
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