UAE set for Falcon Eye 1 satellite launch

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The UAE will launch another satellite into orbit next month.

The Falcon Eye 1 features an advanced imaging system that'll send high-resolution pictures back to earth.

It'll take off from the French Guiana Space Centre on July 6 at 5:53 am UAE time.

The satellite, which was built by Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia, weighs less than 1,500 kg and will be launched via a Vega rocket by Arianespace.

In total the UAE plans to have a dozen satellites in orbit by 2020.

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