Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of the National Media Council, NMC, said that the launch of the UAE’s first satellite, KhalifaSat, is a remarkable Emirati achievement and one that joins a long list of impressive successes enjoyed by the country across all fields and sectors.
“I extend my sincere congratulations to the wise leadership on the launch of KhalifaSat, an incredible piece of technology built by young Emirati engineers. The successful orbiting of this satellite above the Earth is a testament to the vision of the leadership and its confidence in the capabilities of the nation’s youth to play a prominent role in developing advanced technology,” said Dr. Al Jaber.
The Minister went on to say, “Through the vision and guidance of the UAE Rulers, our great nation is moving ahead with its strategy of innovation to enhance its global position in all fields, including space science.”
“The important knowledge gleaned from such ventures as KhalifaSat will help the country contribute to addressing current and future global challenges, including the monitoring of environmental changes and the provision of assistance to natural disaster relief efforts,” he added.
Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs