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Space-D launches a nanosatellite to support digitising electricity and water networks

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA’s) Space-D Programme, which was launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in January 2021, is preparing to launch DEWASAT-1 nanosatellite on Thursday (13 January 2022 evening).

According to the plan, DEWASAT-1 will be launched by SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, will attend the launch along with officials from DEWA, SpaceX, and NanoAvionics.


DEWA has invited the public to watch the live coverage of launching its nanosatellite DEWA-SAT 1 on Thursday, 13 January 2022 at 7:25 p.m. UAE Time. The satellite will be launched by SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex (SLC-40) in Florida, USA. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, will attend the launch along with officials from DEWA, SpaceX, and NanoAvionics. You can watch the live coverage here.


The U3 nanosatellite was designed and developed at DEWA’s R&D Centre in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to improve the operations, maintenance and planning of DEWA’s networks with the support of nanosatellite technology, Internet of Things (IoT), and remote sensing technologies.


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