Sheikh Mohammed praises young Emiratis who launched wildlife-tracking satellite

The technology is designed to study the migration patterns of birds and animals in remote areas

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has expressed his admiration for Emiratis who launched the UAE’s first satellite dedicated to tracking wildlife.

Called Ghalib, it was built in the emirate by UAE company Marshall Intech Technologies, a subsidiary of the UAE Bin Ghalib Group, and will assist the study of bird and animal migration patterns in remote areas.

“As part of the state’s strategy to empower the private sector, a group of our exceptional Emirati youth has successfully launched the ‘Ghalib’ satellite,” Sheikh Mohammed posted on Twitter.

“It is the first Emirati satellite dedicated to tracking wildlife.

“All the best for Marshall Intech in entering this vital sector.

“The sky will always be the limit for the ambitions of the Emirati youth.”

In October last year, Sheikh Mohammed met the team responsible for the satellite, one of a number built in the UAE.

“The satellite ‘Ghalib’ aims to study the migration patterns of birds and animals in remote areas, and was developed by a team of young national cadres specialised in the fields of advanced technology in the Emirati company ‘Marshall intech’,” a tweet from the government read.

KhalifaSat, the first Arab-Emirati satellite designed and built entirely by Emirati nationals, was launched in 2018 and in March, a Russian rocket carrying four Arab satellites, including Dubai’s environment nanosat, took off from Kazakhstan.

In July last year, the UAE launched the Hope Probe on the Arab world’s first mission to Mars.

Updated: July 07, 2021, 11:12 AM