The new satellite is scheduled to reach the orbit in November, one month after its launch.
The UAE was well prepared to make the shift to distance learning platforms after the pandemic hit, Minister of Education Hussain Al-Hammadi said.
The satellite will be the first project of AIT Centre being built by Abu Dhabi’s Tawazun with Airbus and the NSSTC.
Online searches for ‘space’, ‘Emirati astronaut’, and ‘NASA’ have seen substantial increases over the past year.
The three-year intensive training programme hopes to incubate young talents and expands their career prospects.
Prior to the launch scheduled on July 15, the Emirates Literature Foundation will host an online debate on the UAE’s Mars mission.
The satellite is scheduled for launch on a Soyuz-2 rocket from Russia in September this year.