We see space updates with extraordinary steps taken every day from different countries. Why not when the space industry entertains a wide range of possibilities. It is a section that you can think of the impossible and innovate something new […]
We see space updates with extraordinary steps taken every day from different countries. Why not when the space industry entertains a wide range of possibilities. It is a section that you can think of the impossible and innovate something new and different. After a recent government announcement, Dubai has taken another milestone in the space sector, claiming that the country is preparing for an environmental nanometric satellite launch this march. This satellite will mark the region’s first environmental nanosatellite to go into the earth’s orbit. There are different reactions from many people, but people are excited about the new venture in general.
It is a DMSat-1 satellite, a high-tech project working on finding solutions to environmental changes, especially climate change. According to Dubai’s space calendar, the satellite will take off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on March 20th.
This satellite uses state-of-the-art space technology to monitor, collect, and analyze all the environment’s happenings. Also, it will be able to measure the number of greenhouse gases and air pollutants. If the launch is successful, experts plan to use the collected data to find solutions to environmental problems, set up long-term goals to deal with climate change and urban pollution, and ecological forecasting.
It also gives a chance for the emirates to develop quality projects and pioneer research on climate change. Also, the satellite opens new possibilities in the environmental analysis and study area as experts can use the data to come up with new technologies. There is the Paris Climate Agreement where UAE is implementing ways to get accurate data to study global warming and greenhouse gas emissions.
This satellite collaborates with International and local research teams as experts co-innovate to build a superior product. It is a product under the MBRSC (Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre). For this project, it took help from the Space Flight Laboratory, the University of Toronto, which has a history of successful environmental nanosatellites.
The satellite is the Arab’s first nanometric environmental satellite with the input of Dubai Municipality, and it is an indication of its commitment to promote technical progress and scientific research. Since February 25th, engineers and project supervisors have been camping in the launch site to ensure that everything is okay.
On March 7th, the satellite was placed on the launch rocket for lift-off preparations and testing. Experts in the development team claim that the launch on 10.07 am and will separate from the rocket at 2.20 pm, sending the first signal at the latest 3 pm. The satellite is a 15kg program that includes three scientific products.
The primary satellite product, a polarimeter, is used to detect air particles and monitor air quality. Its secondary instrument is a spectrometer whose key role is greenhouse gas detection. The DMSat-1 satellite has the power to cover an 80,000 square kilometers area sending data in the ground station 4.5 times every day.