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UAE student-made satellite launching on November 15

10 November 2018

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Just last week, on October 29, the country's KhalifaSat was launched into space from Japan by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre. It's an advanced Earth-observation satellite that had recently taken its first high-quality photo of the Palm Jumeirah.

MYSAT-1, on the other hand, has been built by around 20 students at the Abu Dhabi-based Khalifa University. It will also be capable of taking photos of Earth; however, it was developed mainly for educational purposes.

An aerospace technology developing firm, Northtrop Grumnman, has built the spacecraft that will transport MYSAT-1 to the International Space Station (ISS). While a commercial space company, NanoRacks, will deploy the nanosatellite above and below the station.

It will be launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia on board the Cygnus NG-10 flight to the ISS.

Source: Khaleej Times

Image credit: Khaleej Times - On October 29 country's KhalifaSat was launched into space from Japan.

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