UAE’s First Satellite Passes Solar Panel Deployment Test

Rendition of the KhalifaSat satellite. Photo: MBRSC.

Rendition of the KhalifaSat satellite. Photo: MBRSC.

The Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced this week that the United Arab Emirates’ first domestic satellite, KhalifaSat, passed a critical solar panel deployment test. According to the MBRSC, the test reflects an important step toward the UAE’s development of its own satellite manufacturing industry.

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