KhalifaSat countdown begins

The team from Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) are looking relaxed ahead of the planned October 29 launch of KhalifaSat. They are in Japan to conduct the final tests on the satellite as it was prepared for the mating with the launch vehicle at the Tanegashima Space Centre


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The team has confirmed everything is on target for the launch of KhalifaSat, into orbit aboard the H-IIA rocket for a planned mission life of five years. For this, MBRSC is partnering with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
Once deployed into a low earth orbit (about 613 km up), it will capture and deliver high-quality detailed images of Earth to the ground station in Dubai.