The first 100% Emirati-engineered and developed satellite, manufactured in the UAE at the MBRSC, Dubai

KhalifaSat is an Earth Observation Satellite, designed, tested and manufactured by a team of Emirati engineers and scientists, at the Space Technology Laboratories, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). It is one of the world’s most technologically advanced satellites, with 5 patents to its name.

Once deployed into orbit, it will deliver high quality images of earth to the ground station at MBRSC. These images will assist governmental and private organisations all over the world with environmental monitoring, disaster relief, urban planning and much more.

LIVE: Watch KhalifaSat’s launch live from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan, aboard the H-IIA rocket from MHI, on 29 October 2018, at 8:08 AM Dubai time (GMT +4). The spectacle will be broadcast live on Dubai TV, and streamed live on many channels, including Dubai TV and YouTube. Click on the videos below to watch.

#DidYouKnow: #Mars hosts the largest canyon in the solar system that extends 3000km long, known as “Valles Marineris” or “Mariner Valleys”. It is approximately 7 times longer than the Grand Canyon on #Earth.

هل تعلم؟ يضمّ كوكب #المريخ "وادي مارينرز"، الوادي الأكبر في المجموعة الشمسية، حيث يمتد على مسافة 3000 كيلومتر، وهي مسافة تقريباً أطول بـ7 مرات من "غراند كانيون" على كوكبنا!

We thank @MBRSpaceCentre for their skillful efforts. I am proud of the ratio of Emirati women in the project, the highest in the world of its kind. Every day, the sons & daughters of the UAE prove to the world their ability to achieve qualitative leaps in industries of the future


محمد بن راشد خلال حضوره تركيب القطعة الأخيرة من مسبار الأمل:دولتنا سباقة في كتابة التاريخ وصناعة الإنجازات وسنهدي العالم ثروة من العلوم والمعارف الفضائية.مسبار الأمل يستعد للانطلاق للمريخ حاملا معه رسالة وطن إماراتي وأمل أمة وتطلعات شعوب عربية وإسلامية بمستقبل مشرق@MBRSpaceCentre

.@HHShkMohd during the installation of the last component of the Hope Probe: Our country has become known the world over for path-breaking achievements that have made history. We will gift the world with a wealth of space-related knowledge and expertise.


On Monday, 29 October 2018, KhalifaSat will be launched on board the H-IIA Rocket, from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.

You will be able to watch the live video stream online and on TV, on these channels:

Watch live on Dubai TV:

Watch live on YouTube: