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Dubai’s first nano-satellite Getting ready for launch

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Dubai’s first environmental nano-satellite DMSat-1 is set to be the city’s accomplice in battling environmental change. Once in circle, it will delineate and follow the wellspring of air pollutants and centralization of residue in the UAE and help the specialists measure the effect on general health.

The Dubai Municipality’s DMSat-1 — the main satellite to be dispatched by an administration substance in the emirate — is set to be dispatched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 10.07am on Saturday, March 20. Engineers at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre(MBRSC) have effectively finished the last checks for the takeoff.

Other than gathering information on pollutants and ozone harming substances, DMSat-1 will likewise create data that will be helpful in metropolitan arranging and land use. It will uphold worldwide endeavors in saving the climate and tending to environmental change, engineers and researchers dealing with the task said on Tuesday.

Weighing just 15kg, DMSat-1 can perform errands done by a lot bigger 1,000kg satellites, said Adnan Al Rais, program head of DMSat-1.

Alia Al Harmoudi, director of the environment department at the Dubai Municipality, added: “The high level natural checking system in the satellite will gather information from the air, and we are intending to construct a space data set which will fortify our ecological future.”

Improving air quality is one of the primary plans in the UAE government’s Vision 2021, she added. “With DMSat-1, we desire to meet the objectives set by the national plan.”

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