To conduct studies on the atmosphere and global warming, the UAE launches a satellite.
Yesterday, the Soyuz missile launched successfully from the Russian space base Plesetsk, which carries the satellite (Mozn Sat) into orbit to begin its scientific journey to study the Earth's atmosphere.
And as the project manager, Eng. Abdullah Al-Marar, mentioned the importance of this satellite, which is the first of its kind in the UAE, for environmental purposes.
And that its main goal is to build capacity in the UAE, and in turn it will determine the places where methane and carbon dioxide are concentrated, and stressed that after the launch, the results will be received and the analysis of greenhouse gases.
The launch of the mini environmental satellite "MuznSat" is part of the plans for the space education program in universities of the Emirates Space Agency, which aims to establish an integrated educational and scientific structure, develop young national cadres, and encourage them to work in the space sector, by providing students with a unique opportunity. To transform the acquired theoretical knowledge into practice and practical application supported by inspiring experiences from the most prominent engineers and space engineering experts in the country.
During the past two months, the team completed all final tests and experiments prior to the launch, including compatibility and readiness tests, environmental thermal vacuum testing, as well as vibration tests, to prepare for the final launch.
MuznSat is classified within the category of nanometer satellites, with dimensions of 10 x 10 x 30 cm, and a weight of 2.7 kg, and its development process took three years, during which students worked on the various stages of the project, including developing a work plan, developing and implementing the necessary designs, Then to develop and manufacture the main parts of the moon, in addition to the ground station and digital camera.