Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched their space programme called Space-D, which is an initiative that aims to build DEWA’s capabilities and train Emirati professionals to use space technologies to enhance their electricity and water networks.
The mission was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The project features the launch of the main satellite equipped with the latest imaging and satellite communication technologies, and will take place during Expo 2020 Dubai, held from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.
The programme will use technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and blockchain to exchange information with the help of satellite communications and earth observation technologies.
His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, said, “DEWA’s Space Programme will provide world-class services in cooperation with leading global satellite technology companies. We are committed to ensuring 100% availability of DEWA’s services and maintaining the highest levels of availability, reliability, and efficiency with the help of our state-of-the-art infrastructure and advanced technologies. Through innovation and sound scientific planning, we seek to contribute to making the UAE the world’s leading nation by its centennial in 2071.”