Launched into space in the third quarter of 2023

90% of the mechanical parts of the “MBZ-Sat” satellite are locally made

During a press conference to announce the progress of the MBZ-Sat project.

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The director of the satellite project “MBZ” at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, Engineer Amer Al Sayegh, revealed that 90% of the mechanical parts, and 50% of the electrical and electronic tools used in building the moon, were manufactured inside the UAE, which is planned to be launched in the third quarter of this year. year 2023.

He said that the project, which bears the name of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, is being implemented by 100% citizen engineers from the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, stressing that the high percentages of locally manufactured parts used in building the moon. Artificial Intelligence (MBZ-Sat), as well as relying on national cadres in its construction, calls for pride in the Emiratisation processes and the slogan “Made in the UAE”.

This came during a press conference organized by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center yesterday, to announce the latest developments on the completion of the satellite project (MBZ-Sat) on the sidelines of the 27th International Space Conference, which will be hosted by Dubai, until 29th of this month, at the Dubai World Trade Center. .

Al-Sayegh added that the moon will revolve around the Earth to cover all regions around the world, and therefore there will be an opportunity to photograph it any region around the world, noting that (MBZ-Sat) will be specialized in providing satellite images in the "micromatic spectra" in black and white, and the visible spectra in red. green and blue.

He said: “What distinguishes satellites is filling the need for more data in this field. There are similar satellites in this field, but the multiplicity of satellites adds to users who have a great need for more data, and (MBZ-Sat) is a strong addition in this field, including It will provide additional data.

He stated that the difference in accuracy between the images of the two satellites “KhalifaSat” and (MBZ-Sat) allows more uses of satellite images, according to what users target through their use of these images, pointing out that “KhalifaSat” continues to provide data to users, In addition, the presence of (MBZ-Sat) will increase the number of these users and the uses of these images.

He pointed out that the design and initial tests of the MBZ-Sat satellite have been completed, which more than 200 researchers, engineers and specialists at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center are working on. At the beginning of 2023, the team will begin assembling all lunar systems into one system as an integrated satellite, to be ready for launch in the third quarter of the same year.

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