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Emirates News Agency – “Dubai Electricity” has completed preparations for the launch of the “Devasat-2” nanosatellite this month.


DUBAI, 8th April, 2020 (WAM) – The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that it has completed preparations for the launch of its second nanosatellite “6U” model for remote sensing applications this April. As part of the Commission’s space programme, “Space D”.

The Commission intends to launch Dewa-Sat 2 on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, USA. The nanosatellite was designed and developed at DEWA’s research and development center in collaboration with NanoAvionics in Lithuania.
The new satellite has a “4.7 meter” high-resolution camera used for Earth observation missions. The high-contrast camera provides continuous imaging in 7 spectral bands from an altitude of 500 km. The new satellite also has special equipment. To measure levels of greenhouse gases using infrared radiation.
Through the joint use of DEWASat-2 imagery and DEWASat-1 IoT measurements, DEWA can improve the operational efficiency of energy and water desalination plants by providing accurate estimates of seawater temperature and salinity, and tide detection. Anticipating and monitoring fog formation.
Notably, DEWA launched “Dewa-Sat 1” in January 2022, and it uses “LoRa IoT” communication technology, a new wireless protocol designed for long-range, low-power communications. Existing terrestrial communication network.

The Authority is the first service organization in the world to introduce nano-satellites to improve planning, operations and maintenance activities. The use of satellite network communication, Internet of Things and artificial intelligence helps improve the performance of Mohammad’s photovoltaic solar panels. Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest solar energy project on one site. Globally, according to the IPP model.

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