DubaiSat-2 moved to Russia for launch
Dubai, November 4, 2013
The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has moved the DubaiSat-2 satellite from South Korea to Russia in preparation for its launch soon.
DubaiSat-2 will be launched on a Dnepr Rocket through the Moscow-based International Space Company Kosmotras, from Yasny Launch Base.
As part of its initiative to support the UAE’s World Expo 2020 bid, the logo of Expo 2020 will be displayed on the DubaiSat-2 launcher rocket.
Yousuf Al Shaibani, director general, EIAST, said: “DubaiSat-2 project complements the second stage of the plan set by EIAST to build an integrated team of Emirati engineers through the development of our human resources to ultimately promote the UAE’s leading position as an international destination for space technology. Over the past five years, our team of engineers at the institution has developed DubaiSat-2 under the supervision of our strategic partner Satrec Initiative. This alliance offers the opportunity to leverage expertise in space technology and boost national competencies in the hope of manufacturing satellites within the homeland soon.” - TradeArabia News Service