The satellite bears the initials of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
A new satellite will be built in the UAE and it will be called MBZ-Sat, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced on Wednesday.
The satellite bears the initials of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Taking to Twitter, Sheikh Mohammed said this satellite technology will be the latest in the region and the team behind the project will be 100 per cent Emirati.
.. MBZ-Sat … .. pic.twitter.com/UfjqiKqiZu
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) October 28, 2020
The UAE Vice-President said this satellite will be used for civilian and commercial purposes.
“Its name will be MBZ-sat. The previous satellite was named Khalifa Sat, and this one will be named after my brother Mohammed bin Zayed, may Allah protect him,” Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.
KhalifaSat was the first satellite that had been 100 per cent designed and manufactured in the UAE.
One of the world’s most advanced remote sensing observation satellites, it was launched into low Earth orbit in October 2018, beginning a five-year mission to capture and transmit high-quality, detailed images of Earth back to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai.
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