A London Based Digital Publication Covering Diplomatic & Business Activities Globally

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Khalifa Sat to be Launched in 2017

Khalifa Sat to be Lauched in 2017
Khalifa Sat to be Lauched in 2017

(Dubai) – The sky is the limit for UAE aeronautical engineers, who have begun work on what will be the first Arab-made satellite, expected to be in the earth’s orbit by 2017. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the initial phase in building the satellite, to be called the Khalifa Sat in honour of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST).
The satellite, the third that will be launched by Dubai and EIAST, will be constructed entirely by 45 Emirati engineers, after the first, in 2009, was a largely South Korean production with input from Emirati scientists, and the second, launched just last month, had double the number of UAE scientists working but still had input from South Korea.

Latest Posts

Latest Posts

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.


Chrystia Freeland named new Canada finance minister

Canada's deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland has been named...

Qantas reports £1bn annual loss

Qantas has reported an annual loss of almost A$2bn...

Saudi railway wins international award

The Saudi Railways Co. (SAR) won the International Safety...

Spain struggles to contain Europe’s worst virus infection rate

Just seven weeks after controlling its first coronavirus wave,...

UK goes into record recession after economy shrinks by 20%

The United Kingdom officially went into a recession after...

Biden, Harris vow to ‘rebuild’ America

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, marked their first public...

UK will be ‘ruthless’ over quarantine: Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his government was...

World needs to spend at least $100 bln to fight virus: WHO

The world needs to spend at least $100 billion...

Disney ends the historic 20th Century Fox brand

Walt Disney has brought to an end one of...