> A Japanese rocket successfully put the first satellite into orbit that was made by the United Arab Emirates.>> All systems are go.>> The H2A rocket was launched from the Tanagashima Island on Monday by the Japanese space agency and Mitsubishi. It carried several satellites, the UAE's KhalifaSat, will be able to provide high resolution images of the earth.
Other Emirati satellites have been launched into space, but they've built with help from South Korea. Also on board the rocket, the Ibuki-2, with a mission to find and record greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and a satellite from the Philippines that will help with natural disasters, the Diwata 2B.
All of them were released separately into targeted orbits. The KhalifaSat marks the next step for the UAE space program, which is currently working on a mission to Mars with an aim to put a spacecraft in orbit around the red planet by 2021.