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UAE Space Agency to launch satellite developed by students

12 May 2019

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The UAE Space Agency and EXOLAUNCH on Sunday announced a satellite developed by UAE students will be launched into orbit by the end of this year. The agency signed an agreement with EXOLAUNCH, a leading launch service provider specialised in small satellites, for the launch of MeznSat during the Global Space Congress in March.

MeznSat was developed by students from the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) and Khalifa University. It will operate using a short-wave infrared spectrometer to measure the presence and distribution of methane and carbon dioxide in UAE's atmosphere. A team of students will monitor, process, and analyse the data sent from the satellite at a ground station in YahSat Labs in Khalifa University.

Source: Gulf News

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