Dubai satellite launch postponed

Dubai - The Dubai Municipality and the MBRSC were all set to launch DMSat-1 from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 10.07am.



By Team KT

Published: Sat 20 Mar 2021, 9:54 AM

Last updated: Sat 20 Mar 2021, 12:16 PM

The launch of DMSat-1 has been postponed, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced.

More details will be announced shortly, the authority said.

The Dubai Municipality and the MBRSC were all set to launch DMSat-1 from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 10.07am.

It was to blast off to space onboard a Soyuz 2.1 rocket launcher.

The miniature environment monitoring satellite will detect the source of air pollutants and concentration of dust and its impact on public health in the UAE.

Weighing only 15kg, DMSat-1 can perform tasks done by much larger satellites.

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