Engineers at Dubai's Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) have used a 3D printer to create parts for a prototype of the MBZ-Sat satellite.
It's to make sure the parts will assemble perfectly before proceeding with the actual manufacturing.
MBZ-SAT will become the second UAE satellite to be fully developed and built by a team of Emirati engineers, after the KhalifaSat.
It is expected to be launched in 2023.
MBZ-SAT update: MBRSC engineers continue to work on developing MBZ-SAT, as they recently used a 3D printer to print parts for a prototype of the satellite at MBRSC's space technology laboratories.#MBZSAT pic.twitter.com/SRJazRwgXc— MBR Space Centre (@MBRSpaceCentre) January 7, 2021