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KhalifaSat Notable Emirati Achievement

Abu Dhabi,29 Oct 2018

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), today extended his congratulations to the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for the successful launch of KhalifaSat – the first 100 per cent Emirati-developed satellite – representing a new era for the UAE in its pursuit for scientific and technological advancement.  His Excellency added: “This milestone proves the capable know-how our national cadres enjoy in implementing the vision of our wise leadership outlined in the UAE space programme.” “The support from the UAE leadership to our engineers and scientists has driven this historic achievement, boosting our competitiveness on the global stage.” “Our founding father, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was a forward-thinking leader. Not only did he establish ADFD in 1971 – even before the formation of the union – but he also initiated the UAE’s pursuit to space in1976. Today, and in the Year of Zayed – together as a nation, we celebrate the translation of his dream into reality.”