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UAE Space Agency advisory committee conclude meetings in Abu Dhabi

Posted 24 May 2016

The UAE Space Agency advisory committee concluded its meetings in Abu Dhabi today, with day two focusing on human development, educational capabilities, and attracting and inspiring youth to enter the space sector.

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UAE Space Agency advisory committee convenes in Abu Dhabi to review national space strategy

Posted 23 May 2016

The UAE Space Agency advisory committee convened Monday in Abu Dhabi to discuss and review the Agency's achievements in developing the national space sector and its future approach. The

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Yahsat and Tele10 sign MoU for Yahclick in Rwanda, Burundi and East DRC

Posted 11 May 2016

UAE-based satellite operator, Yahsat, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with regional broadcast and internet service provider, Tele10 Group, to discuss collaboration on improving internet

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UAE Space Agency and Luxembourg discuss mutual cooperation

Posted 5 April 2016

The UAE Space Agency has discussed ways of bilateral cooperation and mutual collaboration with a delegation from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg at the Agency's headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

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The UAE and Japan take first steps in space collaboration

Posted 23 March 2016

The United Arab Emirates, represented by the UAE Space Agency and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, has signed an MoU and a contract with Japanese institutions to launch the “Hope Probe” to outer space and strengthen

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UAE Space Agency reaffirms commitment to space education programmes

Posted 21 March 2016

UAE Space Agency has reaffirmed its commitment to driving innovation and space education programmes.

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MBRSC launches the first Arab space science magazine for kids

Posted 17 March 2016

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has launched the first Arab scientific magazine, the “Red Planet”, dedicated to space science for children throughout the Arab world.

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UAE Space Agency and Thuraya participate in the UAE-UK pioneers forum

Posted 14 March 2016

The UAE Space Agency and Thuraya participated in the UAE-UK Pioneers Forum held in London last week, with the aim of highlighting the opportunities offered by the UAE space sector.

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UAE Space Agency signs MoU with UK Space Agency

Posted 25 February 2016

The UAE Space Agency has signed a significant memorandum of understanding with the United Kingdom Space Agency, aiming to facilitate collaboration between the two agencies in the short and long term.

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UAE Space Agency discusses future cooperation with NASA

Posted 16 February 2016

The UAE Space Agency has announced that it has discussed future cooperation means with a delegation from The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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SPACE THE NEXT FRONTIER IN UAE-INDO RELATIONS

Posted 15 February 2016

Space exploration has been identified as a key area of co-operation between the UAE and India. The sector was singled out among a draft of collaborative agreements between the two countries during this week's key UAE mission to India led by HH

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UAE sign MoU China defining framework collaboration in studies and development in space science

Posted 28 December 2015

The UAE has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the People's Republic of China concerning defining a framework for collaboration in studies and development in space

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Inmarsat and Turksat sign MoU

Posted 15 December 2015

Inmarsat and Turksat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities through the formation of a strategic partnership, initially focused on the defence and aviation sectors.

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Director general of UAE Space Agency emphasises importance of satellite data analysis to monitoring

Posted 9 December 2015

Dr. Mohamed Nasser Al Ahbabi, director general of the UAE Space Agency, underlined the importance of satellite data analysis services related to earth observation, and the need

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UAE Space Agency signs MoU with ROSCOSMOS

Posted 3 December 2015

The UAE Space Agency today has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Russian Federal Space Agency ROSCOSMOS to create a strategic space partnership between the two entities.

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Radio spectrum allocated for global flight tracking

Posted 12 November 2015

Agreement has been reached at the World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva on the allocation of radiofrequency spectrum for global flight tracking in civil aviation.

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UAE gains membership to international space exploration coordination group

Posted 21 October 2015

The UAE Space Agency has recently gained membership to the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG), making the UAE the first Arab country to join the prestigious global organisation.

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UAE Space Agency outlines commitments to earth observation and environmental monitoring

Posted 7 October 2015

The importance of satellite and space technology for environmental monitoring purposes was highlighted by the UAE Space Agency at the Eye of Earth Summit 2015 in Abu Dhabi.

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UAE Space Agency seeks cooperation opportunities with Indian space research organisation

Posted 30 September 2015

The UAE Space Agency carried out an official visit to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to discuss opportunities of cooperation between the two organizations within the space

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Virgin Galactic makes progress in LauncherOne project

Posted 29 September 2015

Virgin Galactic, part-owned by Aabar Investments of Abu Dhabi, has announced it has made significant progress with LauncherOne rocket propulsion after test firings.

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Virgin Galactic's LauncherOne increases payload performance to meet demand

Posted 17 September 2015

Robust demand from the growing small satellite market has led Virgin Galactic -owned by Abu Dhabi's Aabar Group and Richard Branon's Virgin Group - to significantly increase the performance of its

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Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre signs MoU with Abu Dhabi Airports

Posted 8 September 2015

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced that it will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Airports.

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UAE Space Agency attend Maks Exhibition

Posted 1 September 2015

UAE Space Agency delegation participants attend International Maks exhibition with a delegation from the Federal Russian Space Agency.

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UAE Space Sector visit the Republic of Belarus on a mission of cooperation

Posted 1 September 2015

The UAE Space Agency have visited the Republic of Belarus to develop governmental and industrial relations within the space sector.

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Virgin Galactic names new pilot for world's first commercial space line

Posted 26 August 2015

Virgin Galactic, owned by Abu Dhabi's Aabar Group and Richard Branon's Virgin Group, has named Nicola Pecile as the world's first commercial spacecraft's new pilot.

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New Masdar Institute Space Concentration receives Ministry Accreditation

Posted 19 August 2015

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, together with Yahsat, the UAE

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Al Yah 3 satellite on course to deliver broadband across Brazil and Africa

Posted 11 August 2015

UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat, has announced a major milestone in the construction of its third satellite; Al Yah 3, due to be delivered by the end of 2016.

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Virgin Galactic signs with OneWeb for 39 satellite launches

Posted 7 July 2015

Virgin Galactic has signed a contract with OneWeb Ltd. to serve as one of its inaugural satellite launch providers.

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Global Aerospace Summit 2016 to discuss space law, policy and regs

Posted 23 June 2015

International aerospace and space experts will convene in Abu Dhabi next March at the third Global Aerospace Summit to discuss the rapidly changing shape of space policy and regulation

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UAE Space Agency participates in key meetings with committee on peaceful uses of outer space at UN

Posted 15 June 2015

Representing the country, the UAE Space Agency participated in United Nations (UN) meetings with the Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). This participation

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Official launch of the Harvard Business School Aerospace Alumni Group

Posted 8 June 2015

The Harvard Business School Aerospace Alumni Group has announced late last week the official launch of its local chapter in Abu Dhabi at the opening of the Global Space and Satellite Forum, where the nation

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UK signs contract for UAE DubaiSat image applications

Posted 27 May 2015

Deimos Space UK and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in the UAE have signed a one-year contract to develop mapping applications that use DubaiSat-2 and Deimos-2 high-resolution satellite data.

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UAE to build new space research centre in Al Ain

Posted 26 May 2015

The United Arab Emirates is to build a new space research centre in Al Ain, which will act as an incubator for development and innovation for its planned unmanned mission to Mars.

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UAE Space Agency officially launched

Posted 25 May 2015

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE Space Agency was officially launched today, outlining its official strategy and operational plan.

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UAE Space Agency and Airbus to launch youth education initiative

Posted 18 May 2015

The UAE Space Agency and Airbus Group will join forces to roll-out a first series of Airbus Little Engineer Space workshops for the first time in the Middle East.

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Global Xpress faces delays after Proton rocket failure

Posted 18 May 2015

Inmarsat confirmed today that the launch of its third I-5 satellite - crucial to the global roll-out of its GX Ka-band service - will be delayed after the latest Proton rocket failure last week in Kazakhstan.

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HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid unveils mission plan for first Arab space probe to Mars

Posted 11 May 2015

The blueprints and science goals for the first Arab mission to Mars have been revealed, for an unmanned UAE probe - named 'Hope' - to create mankind's first integrated model of the Red Planet's

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Gokturk-1 satellite arrives at TAI

Posted 9 May 2015

In order to meet Turkish Air Forces requirements, the GÖKTÜRK-1 High Resolution Earth Observation Satellite project, which has been developed and directed by Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), will be transferred to TAI – Turkish

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Investing in space education supports industry growth and national security

Posted 27 April 2015

Regional and international leaders from the space sector will be highlighting the importance of investing in space education and development at the Global Space & Satellite Forum 2015 in Abu Dhabi.

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Inmarsat-5 F2 successfully deployed into geostationary orbit

Posted 14 April 2015

Inmarsat-5 F2 has successfully completed its orbital deployment stages on schedule.

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UAE Space Agency partners with CNES

Posted 9 April 2015

Following mutual discussions in France and the UAE, the UAE Space Agency and the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, (the National Centre of Space Studies of France) also known as CNES, today has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a

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UAE Space Agency seeks strategic cooperation with US space sector

Posted 7 April 2015

The UAE Space Agency continued its efforts to strengthen international strategic partnerships, including improving the UAE's role and place within the international space sector, by organising an official Agency

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UAE Space Agency meets with ambassadors to discuss avenues of cooperation in space

Posted 2 April 2015

The Chairman of the UAE Space Agency board Dr. Khalifa Mohammed Al Rumaithi, and the agency's Director General Dr. Mohammad Nasser Al Ahbabi met with a number of ambassadors and representatives from

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EIAST team return from Korea with space milestone

Posted 23 March 2015

The team of engineers from the Emirates Institute of Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) who have been involved in the long knowledge transfer programme in South Korea, have successfully concluded their stay in the city of Daejeon

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Arianespace to launch two UAE Falcon Eye satellites

Posted 19 March 2015

Arianespace has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space to launch two Falcon Eye satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO), using two Vega (or Soyuz) launchers from the Guiana Space Center.

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Successful tests for GX-based high speed connectivity

Posted 19 March 2015

Inmarsat and Honeywell have successfully tested over-the-air performance for Honeywell's JetWave MCS 8200 onboard aircraft hardware on Inmarsat's Global Xpress (GX) satellite network on 4 March 2015. This successful test

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The sky is no limit for Emirati workforce

Posted 16 March 2015

The UAE has identified space as a key sector for Emiratis as the country's fledgling space agency held its first meeting on space policy and law.

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Yahsat completes factory test on new airborne comms system

Posted 28 February 2015

Yahsat, the UAE-based multipurpose satellite provider, has successfully completed the factory acceptance test for a state-of-the-art airborne satellite communications system developed for its homeland security

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Virgin Galactic opens LauncherOne facility

Posted 26 February 2015

Virgin Galactic, the privately-funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi's Aabar Investments PJS, has leased a new 150,000 square foot facility that will house design and manufacturing of the company's

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Satellite benefits outlined at Milsatcom Middle East

Posted 24 February 2015

The benefits of developing satellite communications for national security and commercial purposes were highlighted today at the 4th Annual Milsatcom Middle East conference held in Abu Dhabi.

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Middle East Military Space Symposium launching at Milsatcom Middle East Conference

Posted 5 February 2015

Military and industry leaders from the global space and defence industries will come together in Abu Dhabi this month at the 4th Milsatcom Middle East Conference, to discuss the key issues affecting

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UAE Space Agency explores areas of coordination with Europe

Posted 4 February 2015

A high level delegation led by HE Dr Khalifa Mohammed Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the UAE Space Agency board and the agency's Director General, HE Dr Mohammad Nasser Al Ahbabi, has held meetings with key stakeholders within the

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Global Xpress launch is a success for connectivity

Posted 2 February 2015

A launch described as the vital key to faster broadband on aircraft took place yesterday as Inmarsat saw the successful launch of its second Global Xpress (GX) satellite (Inmarsat-5 F2) on board an International Launch Services (ILS)

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Inmarsat's second GX satellite due for launch Feb 1st

Posted 22 January 2015

Inmarsat will complete another significant milestone in the delivery of its transformational Global Xpress (GX) service with the scheduled launch of Inmarsat-5 F2 (I-5 F2) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12.31pm

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GÖKTÜRK-2 completes second year in space

Posted 18 December 2014

Turkey's first high resolution remote sensing satellite GÖKTÜRK-2 completed its second year in space with success.

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Airbus Defence and Space to build UAE's Falcon Eye sat system

Posted 9 December 2014

Airbus Defence and Space, has signed as the leader of the industrial team - including Thales Alenia Space as co-prime contractor - a contract with the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAEAF) for the development,

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UAE Space Agency launches social media platforms on 43rd National Day

Posted 2 December 2014

The UAE Space Agency has officially launched its social media platforms in line with the country's 43rd National Day celebrations.

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EIAST celebrates one-year anniversary of the launch of DubaiSat-2

Posted 21 November 2014

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) celebrates tomorrow, Friday November 21st 2014, the one year anniversary of the launch of DubaiSat- 2 into outer space from the Yasny Launch Base in

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EIAST and AUS launch UAE's first CubeSat Mission Nayif-1

Posted 5 November 2014

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), in partnership with American University of Sharjah (AUS), has launched the UAE's first CubeSat Mission, a Nanosatellite that offers hands-on experience

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Thales to supply military sat comms to Qatar

Posted 20 October 2014

Thales has been awarded a contract to supply the Qatar Armed Forces with a military satellite communications system.

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EIAST complete KhalifaSat design

Posted 16 October 2014

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has announced the completion of KhalifaSat's design, the first satellite that will be designed and built by Emirati engineers in the UAE.

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EIAST joins global satellite alliance PanGeo

Posted 2 October 2014

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), has joined the first global alliance of Earth Observation satellites operators, PanGeo. The alliance was announced at the annual summit on Earth Observation Business,

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Arianespace to launch Al Yah 3

Posted 16 September 2014

Arianespace has been chosen to orbit the Al Yah 3 telecommunications satellite, built by Orbital Sciences Corporation, for the UAE-based operator Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat).

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Aabar sees its shared Virgin Galactic project move closer to Space

Posted 16 September 2014

Virgin Galactic, the privately-funded space company owned by Abu Dhabi's Aabar Investments and Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, has taken another giant step towards the start of operations of the world's first

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ASAL and SSTL collaborate on Alsat-1B

Posted 10 July 2014

The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) have signed a contract to build the Alsat-1B Earth Observation satellite in combination with a comprehensive training and development programme.

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SaudiSat-4 launched from Russia's Dombarovsky air base

Posted 23 June 2014

SaudiSat-4 has been successfully launched into space aboard a Dnepr rocket.

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Dubai to host World Space Risk Forum

Posted 9 April 2014

Leaders in the global space industry will return to Dubai for the World Space Risk Forum 2014 from 12 to 14 May. Hosted at Raffles Dubai, the biennial event brings together leading professionals representing all aspects of the space industry. The

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Bahrain company plays role in auction of historic Soviet space capsule

Posted 2 April 2014

A Bahrain company will be playing a part in space history when the historic Soviet space capsule “Vozvraschaemyi Apparat (VA)” goes to auction in Brussels on May 7.

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Khalid's keen to prove there can be life on Mars

Posted 27 March 2014

An aspiring astronaut from the United Arab Emirates could become one of the first humans to walk on the surface of Mars after being shortlisted for an ambitious one-way mission to the Red Planet.

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Space legend Buzz Aldrin to give Global Aerospace Summit keynote address

Posted 26 March 2014

Buzz Aldrin, the world-famous American astronaut and one of the first men to walk on the moon, will be attending the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi as one of the keynote speakers this year.

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1st Boeing built Inmarsat-5 Satellite successfully completes on-orbit testing

Posted 11 March 2014

Boeing's first of four satellites for Inmarsat's Global Xpress network, has passed all of its on-orbit testing and has now been handed over to Inmarsat.

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IMAGE: DubaiSat 2 snaps Dubai Airport from space

Posted 9 March 2014

DubaiSat-2 developed by Emirates Institution of Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has captured an image of the Dubai International airport from outer space.

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Bahrain Airshow: Middle East Airline could be first customer for GX Ka-band I-5 satellite

Posted 16 January 2014

Inmarsat says that in-flight testing of its first GX Ka-band I-5 satellite, which was launched on December 8, is going well and it hopes to announce the first air transport customer in the near

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EIAST Releases first images of DubaiSat-2

Posted 9 December 2013

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has announced that the recently launched DubaiSat-2 earth observation satellite has successfully been deployed in orbit and all systems have been tested and verified.

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Inmarsat's launches first satellite for GX Ka-band service

Posted 9 December 2013

Inmarsat's first I-5 Global Xpress Ka-band satellite was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 8 December aboard a Proton Breeze M rocket.

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Dubai Sat-2 is successfully launched to space

Posted 24 November 2013

The Dubai Sat-2 has been successfully launched into space the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) said today.

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Dubai youngsters develop new rocket fuel

Posted 28 September 2013 · 1 Comment

A group of high school students calling themselves Dubai Amateur Rocketry have developed a new type of rocket fuel that they say is much easier and cheaper to manufacture.

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Virgin Galactic holds largest gathering of future astronauts

Posted 27 September 2013 · 1 Comment

Virgin Galactic - the world's first commercial spaceline owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi's aabar Investments PJS - brought together the largest number of future astronauts to date, with

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First Inmarsat GX satellite set for launch before year end

Posted 14 September 2013

Inmarsat's I-5 F1 satellite, the first to deliver the company's ultra-fast Global Xpress (GX) Ka-band service, is on track to be launched before the end of the year.

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SS2 expands test envelope in second supersonic flight

Posted 12 September 2013

Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi's aabar Investments PJS, have successfully completed the second rocket-powered, supersonic flight of its passenger carrying reusable space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo (SS2).

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GSSF2013: SSTL, Boeing and SpaceX show that small can be beautiful

Posted 8 May 2013

In a session on small satellites, SSTL, Boeing and SpaceX showed how new technologies are driving down the size and cost of effective spacecraft.

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Arabsat signs contract to build new headquarters

Posted 8 May 2013

Arabsat has signed a contract to build its new headquarters in the diplomatic quarter in Riyadh. The new building will be constructed on land provided by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and covers an area of nearly 14,000 square

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GSSF2013: ViviSat aims to extend life of geostationary satellites

Posted 8 May 2013

The Global Space and Satellite Forum in Abu Dhabi has heard how US-based ViviSat plans to extend the life of geosynchronous satellites that are running out of fuel with its Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV).

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GSSF2013: UAE satellite companies showcase their wares

Posted 8 May 2013

Yahsat and Thuraya, both UAE-based satellite companies, are leading their fields, but in different market areas, the GSSF heard today.

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GSSF2013: DubaiSat-2 to launch in fourth quarter 2013

Posted 7 May 2013

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) confirmed today that DubaiSat-2 will launch in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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GSSF 2013: Abu Dhabi spaceport could be up and running by 2016

Posted 7 May 2013 · 1 Comment

Virgin Galactic could be transporting fee-paying astronaut tourists into near space from its Abu Dhabi spaceport in around two-three years time. That was the message from Steve Landeene, Virgin Galactic's Chief

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GSSF 2013: Global Space and Satellite Forum opens in Abu Dhabi

Posted 7 May 2013

The 2013 Global Space and Satellite Forum got under way today at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Attracting global experts from across 30 countries, the event looked at the blossoming space industry in the Middle East

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Virgin Galactic breaks speed of sound in first rocket-powered flight of SpaceShipTwo

Posted 29 April 2013

Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi's aabar Investments PJS, completed the first rocket-powered flight of its

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UAE: EIAST announces new DubaiSat-3 project

Posted 24 April 2013

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has announced the launch of its new DubaiSat-3 project – the first satellite build to be completed in the UAE.

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Experts descend on Abu Dhabi as UAE hosts Middle East space summits

Posted 24 April 2013

More than 400 experts will converge on Abu Dhabi next month to examine the latest space technology and emerging commercial and investment opportunities.

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Alphasat passes major thermal testing ahead of summer launch

Posted 23 February 2013

The Middle East and Africa will get improved satellite coverage when Astrium's Alphasat is launched from French Guiana later this year – and the programme has reached a major milestone this week with the successful

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Iran plans for manned space flight by 2018 while dismissing monkey business claims

Posted 7 February 2013

Iran claims that it will have a manned flight to space within the next five years.

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Astrium and Thales Alenia Space to build BADR-7 for Arabsat

Posted 20 January 2013

Arabsat has finalised the mission definition for the BADR-7 satellite and confirmed the in-orbit delivery contract.

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Zero2infinity plans to launch balloon trips to edge of space from UAE

Posted 20 January 2013

A new company is planning to launch human and robotic helium balloon missions to the very edge of space from within the UAE.

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Turkey's second satellite successfully launched

Posted 26 December 2012

Turkey's second observation satellite GÖKTÜRK-2 was launched successfully from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC) in China today.

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Farnborough: Virgin Galactic announces new satellite launcher project

Posted 12 July 2012

Virgin Galactic's Sir Richard Branson announced a new approach to getting satellites into low-earth orbit at the Farnborough Air Show with its LauncherOne project.

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Iran space centre now '80% complete'

Posted 6 June 2012

Iran's new space centre, which will be used to launch both its own and other Islamic nations' satellites, is now 80% complete according to news reports.

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Yahsat takes control of Y1B satellite

Posted 14 May 2012

Astrium has successfully completed the Launch and Early Orbit Phase operations of the Y1B satellite, conducted from its spacecraft control centre in Toulouse (France) and passed control over to the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat).

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Yahsat 1B successfully launched from Baikonur

Posted 24 April 2012

Yahsat has announced the successful launch of its second satellite, Y1B, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

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Honeywell to supply airborne hardware for Inmarsat's Global Xpress

Posted 18 April 2012

Honeywell and Inmarsat have signed an exclusive agreement to provide global in-flight connectivity services to business, commercial and government aviation customers around the world.

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Yahsat and Tele10 sign MoU for Yahclick in Rwanda, Burundi and East DRC

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