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UAE space sector localization: Strata Manufacturing delivers MBZ-SAT Satellite components

MBZ-SAT is billed to be the most advanced satellite in the region in terms of high-resolution satellite imagery.
  • Strata Manufacturing will play a vital role by supplying locally built components for MBZ-SAT, the region's high-accuracy, high-resolution imaging satellite
  • The satellite will be equipped with premium-grade aluminium honeycomb panels, ensuring resilience against extreme temperatures and radiation.

Abu Dhabi, UAE — Strata Manufacturing (Strata) and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) have established a local satellite component manufacturing of aluminium honeycomb panels for the first time. This partnership is a step towards localization.in the UAE’s space industry.

Strata Manufacturing will play a vital role by supplying locally built components for MBZ-SAT, the region’s high-accuracy, high-resolution imaging satellite. The satellite will be equipped with premium-grade aluminium honeycomb panels, ensuring resilience against extreme temperatures and radiation. 

Together, Strata and MBRSC are  working towards satellite manufacturing within the country.

.”As we envision integrating space technology across major sectors in the UAE, it becomes evident that the involvement of relevant entities is crucial,” Salem Humaid Al Marri, Director-General of MBRSC, said. “The collaboration and innovation behind MBZ-SAT not only advances the utilisation of satellite-related technologies but also presents a significant opportunity for our local partners such as Strata to advance in the space sector.”.

Ismail Ali Abdulla, Managing Director & CEO of Strata, said: “We are thrilled to have successfully delivered the satellite components for the MBZ-SAT project, further strengthening our strategic partnership with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center.”

The MBZ-SAT satellite has enhanced monitoring capabilities, enabling itsEarth observations with the highest quality accuracy across diverse natural and human-made targets. Powered by AI functions, MBZ-SAT satellite streamlines the collection, processing, and analysis of raw data, accelerating insights and optimising the handling of space images.