"Issuing a postage stamp bearing the image of KhalifaSat is a celebration of the national efforts that made it possible for the UAE to join the ranks of countries that develop satellites," Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, Director General, MBRSC said.
Emirates Post, in cooperation with Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), has issued a stamp to commemorate KhalifaSat, the first satellite to be engineered by the UAE.
The stamp showcases an image of the satellite’s launch into outer space.
KhalifaSat is the first-ever Arab satellite engineered from scratch by a 100% Emirati engineering team, marking one of the UAE’s key milestones.
KhalifaSat was fully developed and built at one of the laboratories of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, created to monitor environmental purposes and urban management.
Fully manufactured in the United Arab Emirates, the satellite bears the name of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, Director General of MBRSC, said: “Issuing a postage stamp bearing the image of KhalifaSat, the first satellite developed 100% in the UAE by a team of qualified engineers, is a celebration of the national efforts that made it possible for the UAE to join the ranks of countries that develop satellites.”
“Emirates Post plays a key role in monitoring, documenting and highlighting this national achievement locally and globally, by issuing postage stamps and souvenir cards, commemorating this event, which generations will be proud of over the years,” added AlShaibani.
“Postage stamps and souvenir cards issued by Emirates Post support the UAE’s national achievements and efforts, as a means of communication that reaches different countries and reveals a historical message communicated by peoples and civilizations,” he said.
Commenting on the special issuance, Abdulla M. Alashram, Acting Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, added: “KhalifaSat showcases the boundless talent of the United Arab Emirates and the dedication and passion demonstrated by these young Emiratis is an inspiration to the upcoming generations. Given that innovation is one of our core values at Emirates Post, we are proud to collaborate with MBRSC to celebrate this milestone and support their strategy to encourage innovation and technological progress in the UAE.”