DEWA’s DEWA-SAT1 Nanosatellite Stable in Low Earth Orbit | News

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 22, 2022–

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that DEWA-SAT 1, which it launched last month, is stable in its low Earth orbit at 525 kilometers. It moves at about 7.5 kilometers per second and takes about 90 minutes to orbit the Earth.

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DEWA’s DEWA-SAT1 nanosatellite is stable in low Earth orbit – (Photo: AETOWire)

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said DEWA-SAT 1 is a 3U nanosatellite. It was launched as part of DEWA’s Space-D program to improve its operations, maintenance and planning of electricity and water networks using nanosatellites and taking advantage of technologies of the fourth industrial revolution, including including Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain and information exchange via space communications, Earth observation and remote sensing technologies.

“Through the Space-D program, we want nanosatellite technology to complement the terrestrial IoT communications network to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of DEWA’s operations and support the digitization of our electricity and utility networks. ‘water. This will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our planning, operations and preventive maintenance for our generation, transmission and distribution divisions as well as our smart grids and electric vehicle charging stations. It also reduces costs, improves asset utilization, enables the transfer of knowledge and experience, and educates Emiratis on DEWA. By the end of 2022, we plan to launch a 6U nanosatellite with custom high-resolution image sensing technology that will be specially designed for DEWA to communicate with its IoT devices. The project includes applications for collecting and analyzing data. high-resolution multi-spectrum thermal imaging devices such as those used on board spacecraft. They are specifically designed for use in electricity and water networks, and will be deployed to detect thermal fingerprints in high-voltage transmission lines, substations, buildings and solar power plants,” said declared Al Tayer.

DEWA, ​​in collaboration with NanoAvionics, launched the DEWA-SAT 1 nanosatellite on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex (SLC-40) in Florida, USA. DEWA is the first utility in the world to use nanosatellites to improve the operation, maintenance and planning of electricity and water networks.

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PUBLISHED: 02/22/2022 04:57 AM/DISC: 02/22/2022 04:58 AM

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