Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched the world’s first nanosatellite that supports the digitisation of electricity and water networks.
DEWA-SAT 1 took off aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex in Florida.
The nanosatellite was designed and developed at DEWA's R&D Centre in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
DEWA is the world’s first utility provider to use nanosatellites to improve the maintenance and planning of electricity and water networks.
The launch is part of its Space-D programme announced last year to enhance its networks with the support of nanosatellite technology, Internet of Things (IoT), and remote sensing technologies.
Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/CwfVc9Zyjg— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 13, 2022
#Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (@DEWAOfficial) launches the DEWA-SAT 1 nanosatellite in collaboration with NanoAvionics, becoming the world’s first utility to use nanosatellites to improve the maintenance & planning of electricity and water networks.https://t.co/xk4c5YmhB9 pic.twitter.com/r2TTse0d5o— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) January 13, 2022
An important step from @DEWAOfficial that will employ space technologies in the utilities sector. An important demonstration of the role of space across different sectors. Looking forward to the successful deployment of the satellite in orbit! https://t.co/s0oFG1gm27— Sarah Al Amiri (@SarahAmiri1) January 13, 2022