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MySat-1 opens up opportunities for UAE youth in space sector

06 January 2019

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UAE students who built MySat-1, a ‘CubeSat' launched last year to the International Space Station (ISS), are now more informed and capable to contribute to the developing space sector of the country.

The 10-centimetre cube satellite MySat-1 was developed by students of the UAE-based Khalifa University of Science and Technology and was successfully launched to space on board the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft.

MySat-1's launch came on the heels of launch of KhalifaSat, the UAE's first 100 per cent Emirati-made satellite launched on 29 October.

Source: Gulf News

Image credit: Gulf News - Bushra Al Naqbi, who was among the 20 graduate students who worked on MySat-1, and got a chance to see its launch in the US recently.