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DubaiSat-3 to be indigenous: EIAST

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The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology (EIAST) plans to launch the first domestic made satellite "DubaiSat -3" in 2015, Ahmad Obaid Al-Mansoury, EIAST General Director said

Al-Mansoury told Al-Itihad Newspaper that EIAST has decided to manufacture the third Satellite in Emirates,

confirming its success in transferring knowledge and experience for the national cadres.

He outlined that the Institution achieved about 70 % of designing DubaiSat-3, pointing out that it will be initiated to determine the technical specifications of the satellite within the coming year.

EIAST Director added that the investment cost of DubaiSat-3 is ranging from AED 55 million and 73.4 million dirhams, while the investment cost of DubaiSat-3 is about 200 million dirhams. He said that the manufacture of the third satellite in the UAE comes in line with the main objective of the EIAST to be one of the leading world institutions in the applied researches and manufacture of satellites.

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