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UAE: SpaceX rocket successfully launches with Dewa’s nanosatellite

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has successfully launched Dewa-Sat 1, the world’s first nanosatellite that supports the digitisation of electricity and water networks.

Dewa-Sat 1 was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape anaveral Space Launch Complex (SLC-40) in Florida, USA. The nanosatellite was designed and developed at Dewa’s R&D Centre in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

Dewa-Sat 1 uses LoRa IoT communication technology, which is a new wireless protocol designed for long-range communications that consumes less energy, to expand the coverage of the existing terrestrial communication network.

By deploying this infrastructure, Dewa seeks to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of its planning and operations, and enhance preventive maintenance at its production, transmission, distribution divisions as well as its smart grids, and electric vehicle charging stations.


Khaleej Times

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