DEWA reschedules launch of DEWA SAT-2 to April 14

DEWA reschedules launch of DEWA SAT-2 to April 14

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that the launch of the “DEWA SAT-2 nanosatellite” has been rescheduled again to Friday, 14 April 2023 at 10:30 am due to unfavourable weather conditions.

The nanosatellite will be launched by SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, USA.

DEWA SAT-2 nanosatellite was designed and developed at DEWA's Research and Development Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, in cooperation with NanoAvionics in Lithuania.

DEWA-SAT2 features a high-resolution camera (4.7 metres) that will be used for Earth observation missions. The high-resolution camera provides continuous line-scan imaging in 7 spectral bands from approximately 500km orbit. The new satellite is also equipped with Infrared equipment to measure greenhouse gases.

The new satellite will improve the efficiency of DEWA's generation, transmission, and distribution divisions by monitoring solar power plants and enhancing the accuracy of generation predictions. This will be achieved through forecasting of weather patterns, seawater temperature and salinity, as well as monitoring of electricity transmission lines.

Additionally, the satellite will aid in detecting water leaks and identifying any changes in the infrastructure, further optimising DEWA's operations.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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