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UAE student-made satellite launching on November 15
10 November 2018
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.