UAE tests observation satellite

21 June 2009

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology has said UAE engineers and scientists have completed the final tests and equipment safety preparations on DubaiSat-1, which is due to be launched aboard a Russian rocket on July 25th. The UAE team is currently preparing to ship the satellite from the factory in Korea to its launch base in Kazakhstan. Images from DubaiSat-1 will be used for numerous applications including urban development, scientific research, telecommunications, transportation, civil engineering and mapping.

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