10-year anniversary for first UAE satellite


Monday marks ten years since the UAE launched its first satellite into space.

DubaiSat-1 supports the Emirate’s urban planning efforts by sending high quality aerial images back to city planners.

The earth observation satellite was developed in 2009 by a team consisting of Emirati and Korean engineers.

It also plays a key role in supporting relief efforts in areas devastated by earthquakes and tsunami like the one that hit Japan in 2011.

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