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To build UiTM's first university, launch nano-satellite



The nano-satellite UiTMSAT-1 was sent yesterday from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to the ISS.

UiTM Vice-Chancellor Hassan Said (right) observes the launch of UiTMSAT-1

. (1965.09003) SHAH ALAM: The University of Teknologi Mara (UiTM) yesterday was the first public university to write a nano-satellite into space.

The UiTMSAT-1 was sent to the International Space Station (ISS) via the spacecraft Space X Falcon 9, which was launched at 17:15 local time from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida

The 10 cm cubic nano satellite Diameter was studied by UiTM students Syazana Basyirah Mohamad Zaki and Muhammad Hasif Azami, who are studying in Japan. This was followed by a joint effort with the Kyushu Institute of Technology as part of the Joint Global Multi-Nation Program.

The launch of UiTMSAT-1, featured on an ISS live feed on YouTube, was led by UiTM Vice Chancellor Hassan Said, director of the University's Satellite Communications Center, Mohamad Huzaimy Jusoh, and faculty and students.

Hassan said that the nanosatellite will be temporarily held on the ISS and is expected to be in orbit, about 400,000 km from Earth, in

Mohamad Huzaimy said that the nanosatellite had six missions, including the taking of images Satellite location correlation and the Global Positioning System chip as well as the measurement of the magnetic field in space to obtain data for geomagnetic mapping in Southeast Asia. It will also be used for radio communication.


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