The UAE’s first indigenously built satellite KhalifaSat is all set to be launched into space on October 29. The satellite which will be launched from Japan has passed all the functional tests and has been attached to the launch vehicle, the HII-A rocket. An official also left everyone curious when he said that the first image clicked by the satellite will be a pleasant surprise for everyone.
The satellite has been crafted by Emirati Engineers in the country and has been the cynosure of all attention. The project manager at the Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), Amer Al Sayegh, said that engineers are working overtime to ensure that the launch does not undergo any glitches. He added that the satellite has been integrated to the launch rocket and a team is constantly monitoring the satellite telemetry to ensure a seamless launch.
When it is finally in orbit, the KhalifaSat will travel on to Australia, revolving around the earth. The rocket is scheduled to launch at 8.08 am with the time taken to reach orbit being only 15 to 20 minutes. Confirmation of the satellite successfully deploying in space would be received only in a couple of hours.