Bad weather postpones launch of UAE satellite


The launch of UAE satellite Falcon Eye 1 has been postponed because of bad weather.

It was scheduled to take-off from the French Guiana Space Centre on July 6 at 5:53 am UAE time.

However strong winds have postponed the launch to July 8 at 5:53 am UAE time.

The UAE has completed all preparations for the launch of the satellite to orbit.

Falcon Eye 1 has been designed to provide global coverage for the next ten years for military and civilian use.

It is characterised by a high-definition imaging system and accuracy. 

The sat also has a mobile station capable of sending and receiving images from any region in the world.

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