IN PICTURES: 100 percent UAE-made satellite inspected by Dubai ruler

Sheikh Mohammed was visiting the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center on Saturday. (Instagram/faz3)

Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has inspected the progress of KhalifaSat, the first satellite to be fully built by Emirati engineers and  set to be launched later this year. 

Sheikh Mohammed was visiting the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center on Saturday.

Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan posted a photo of the visit on his Instagram page.

صورة تحمل ألف معنى .. صورة تلخص قصتنا .. صورة فيها الإنجاز العلمي .. والوصول للفضاء .. صورة تعبر عن مكان المرأة ومكانتها في الامارات .. صورة ترسم دور الشباب في صنع المستقبل .. صورة القيادة الملهمة .. ونظرة القائد الأبوية لفريقه .. نظرات الفخر والفرح والسعادة في العيون .. هذه قصة الامارات .. هذه قصتنا .. This picture tells a thousand stories .. The women story in UAE .. the youth empowerment ... the scientific achievements of our country ... the happiness in their eyes .. the leadership of HH .. the fatherly look in his eyes .. the future of UAE .. all in one picture. ❤️

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Sheikh Mohammed was quoted as saying by local media: “Emirati engineers are the first in the Arab world to construct a satellite without foreign assistance. This is a major achievement that signifies the high level of capabilities UAE youth have acquired in space technologies.

“The high level of expertise that Emirati scientists and engineers have developed creates a strong foundation for the future scientific and technological development of the UAE.

“We are confident that the nation's space industry sector will continue its strong growth, and emerge as a key component of our economy.

“The development of KhalifaSat is not only a source of pride for Emiratis and Arabs, but also a global achievement that will benefit humanity, and offer scientific solutions for development globally,” Sheikh Mohammed added.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56