SpaceX to launch Earth observation MBZ-SAT for UAE in 2023

by | Oct 28, 2021 | commercial launch services, Satellites, Seradata News, SpaceX

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), United Arab Emirates (UAE), has selected American launch provider SpaceX to launch its next Earth Observation satellite. The spacecraft known as MBZ-SAT is planned as a follow-on to the KhalifaSat unit as a second satellite built entirely in its own industry. As per the contract the 700 kg MBZ-SAT is set to be launched as part of a rideshare launch in the second half of 2023.

A value was not released for the contract however, MBRSC stated the Falcon 9’s “reliability” and “very competitive cost” as reasons behind its choice.

 

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