The MYSAT-1 will follow the KhalifaSAT in space this November
7 November 2018| Last updated on 8 November 2018
Following the first ever UAE-made satellite into space
The UAE made astronomical headlines last week when the first ever UAE-made satellite was blasted into the skies.
October 29, 2018 is a date to remember for UAE nationals and expats in the country as they watched a proud moment take place for the country.
Those who missed witnessing the first ever UAE-built satellite fly from Japan by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, have another chance to be a part of another magnificent moment in November.
Another UAE space satellite will be ready to be blasted into space this month – called MYSAT-1, this student-built satellite will be accompanying KhalifaSAT above the UAE in space.
MYSAT-1 was built by 20 students in Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa University and was developed for educational purposes but will also be blasted into the airspace soon.
KhalifaSAT made UAE nationals and residents proud earlier this week when it revealed its first ever high-definition satellite picture of the Palm Jumeirah.
And reports say that MYSAT-1 will also be able to capture photos of the Earth from way above in the sky after it will be blasted into the aerospace at the International Space Station from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia.
About the MYSAT-1
Students in Abu Dhabi have been developing this project since 2015 and have built the nanosatellite to come in at a weight of 1.3kgs and was built at the Yahsat Space Lab in Masdar City.
Students from Khalifa University along with experts from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and Al Yahsat Satellite Communications Company helped put together the second UAE-built satellite.
Coming from Abu Dhabi, the nanosatellite hopes to add to Abu Dhabi’s 2030 space vision through the emirate’s CubeSat programme.