The whole world whether the nations or individuals are in the race of making a mark in the world. The easiest way to do that is to make a world record. The world record title means that you are the one in the entire world who achieved it first. This also gives your work the credibility it deserves that too worldwide. This is how Dubai got its name in the book of world records. Ayien janatay hain akhir aisa kia kiya Dubai ne?
Recently, Dubai has taken the lead and launched a 3U nanosatellite ‘DEWA-SAT1’ which is a collaborative invention. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) worked with NanoAvionics to launch this satellite. Note that this is the first time a 3U nanosatellite was launched.
The 3U nanosatellite
The 3U nanosatellite is part of the Space-D programme of DEWA initiated by the Ruler of Dubai, Prime Minister and Vice President, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Space-D programme was launched in January 2021, to equip Dubai with the world’s latest technologies. Dubai took just one year to produce its own latest technology that has stunned the world with its launch.
The CEO and MD of DEWA, Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer upon this development told the world about their aim behind this launch “our goal, after the pilot project’s success is that DEWA through our commercial partners can offer Satellite-As-A-Service (SAAS) to the global utility industry leveraging the expertise developed in building the satellite technology, offering grid and water network operators data and niche utility use-cases to improve their operations, planning, and to support their digitalization journey. By the end of 2022, we are planning to launch another nanosatellite for remote sensing applications using a custom-made imager and spectrometer technology with high temporal and spatial resolution.”
The 3U nanosatellite will help UAE to work towards sustainable development and introduce a way to achieve a green economy. Through this satellite, the water and electricity networks will be managed and maintained efficiently. Moreover, it’s cost-effective, promotes the transfer of experience and knowledge, and also guides how to use assets most productively.
This technological advancement surely is going to make the satellites more efficient with guaranteed effective results. Dubai has set the stage for other countries in the region to explore and launch their 3U nanosatellite.