DEWA is launching its second nanosatellite and has called upon the attention of the residents to watch one of the major events in the history of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. DEWA SAT-2 is part of DEWA’s prestigious Space-D program. The satellite was constructed at the DEWAs Research and Development Centre located at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. DEWA developed its second nanosatellite with the alliance of NanoAvionics a Lithuanian-based company.
This company specializes in the production of small satellite bus manufacturers and the development of commercial and scientific missions.
DEWA’S Space program is set to bring out many more innovations that help the community
DEWA-SAT2 features a high-resolution camera (470 centimeters) that will be used for Earth observation missions. Initially, the launch was scheduled for the 11th of April but later was postponed to Wednesday the 12th of April from 10:30 AM UAE time.
DEWA SAT-2 is furnished with a high-resolution camera that provides with continuous line scan imaging in spectral bands up to seven from approximately 500km in orbit.
In addition to that, The new satellite is also equipped with Infrared equipment to measure greenhouse gases. This 6U nanosatellite is all set to be launched by SpaceX, The Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, an American company founded by Elon Musk pioneering spacecraft manufacturing, satellite communications, and launching, headquartered in Hawthorne, California.
The Falcon 9, developed by SpaceX, is a partially reusable heavy-lift launch vehicle that is capable of carrying cargo or crew into Earth’s Orbit, which will be the launch vehicle for the new DEWA SAT-2. The new satellite will enhance the productivity of DEWA’s generation, transmission, and distribution divisions by keeping a check on the solar power plants and augmenting the accuracy of generation predictions.
This will be attained through forecasting weather patterns, ocean water temperature, and salinity, as well as keeping a track of the electricity transmission lines. In Addition to that, the satellite will help in locating water leaks and recognizing any changes in the infrastructure, which will aid in the further optimization of DEWA’s operations. The broadcasting of the satellite launch can be viewed on DEWA’s website or SpaceX’s website.
DEWA’s space program (Space-D) focuses on improving the operations, maintenance, and planning of its networks with the assistance of nanosatellite technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), and remote sensing technologies.
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The program also has a goal to train the professionals of the United Arab Emirates to use space technologies to improve their electricity and water networks and to take advantage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies like IoT (Internet of Things), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and blockchain to transfer information with the aid of satellite communications and earth observation technologies.
On Sunday, 1st of January 2022, DEWA launched DEWA-SAT 1, in collaboration with NanoAvionics, setting the record of being the world’s first utility to use nanosatellites to improve the maintenance and planning of electricity and water networks.
With Eutelsat, the French global satellite operator, providing technical support, DEWA launched the 3U nanosatellite, DEWA SAT-1. This nanosatellite was also created at the DEWA’s R&D Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park(MBR Solar Park), The largest single-site solar park in the World, which was established in 2013.