UAE students build satellite that successfully makes it to space
UAE students build satellite that successfully makes it to space

UAE students build satellite that successfully makes it to space

The DhabiSat mini satellite built by students in the UAE has successfully reached orbit in space after being launched from the International Space Station.

The satellite is kitted out with a high resolution camera allowing it to take very specific and targeted images from space.

Khalifa University students built the Cubesat satellite. It was carried to the International Space Station on February 20 but it’s only just been released into orbit.

All of which is very, very epic. And also no doubt gave the parents of the students a suprise when they asked ‘what did you do at school today?’

‘Oh, just designed, built and launched a satellite into space. No biggie.’

The DhabiSat program is designed to help students design, build and test software modules for control systems. And the lessons they learn with this UAE satellite will then be passed on to future models.

We’ve had loads of amazing space stories recently including Richard Branson making it into space.

But our favourite has to be Nora Al Matrooshi who is the first female Arab astronaut from the UAE!