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UAE Space Agency and Algerian Space Agency strengthen ties

Posted 27 April 2017

The UAE Space Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with its Algerian counterpart the Algerian Space Agency.

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UAE Space Agency conducting 14 Year of Giving events and initiatives

Posted 24 April 2017

The UAE Space Agency is implementing 14 special events and initiatives as part of its activities for the Year of Giving, which was declared by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.

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Emirates Space Innovation Group holds third meeting at AUS

Posted 4 April 2017

The Emirates Space Innovation Group (ESIG) has held its third meeting with its member organisations since being formed by the UAE Space Agency in May 2016.

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Arabsat to participate in CABSAT 2017

Posted 20 March 2017

Arab Satellite Communications Organization – Arabsat- is participating in The Broadcast, Satellite & Digital Media Event for Middle East, North Africa "Satellite MENA 2017", in March 21 to 23, 2017 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition

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Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre signs MoU with KARI

Posted 6 March 2017

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has signed a n MoU with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) in South Korea with the goal of cooperating on various space-related activities and transferring expertise.

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Nayif-1 transmits its first message from space in Arabic

Posted 23 February 2017

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced that Nayif-1 has transmitted its first message in Arabic from space - a quote by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and Prime Minister of

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MBRSC and AUS announce launch of Nayif-1 between 14 & 25 February

Posted 8 February 2017

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and the American University of Sharjah (AUS) have announced that the launch of the nanosatellite Nayif-1 will occur between the 14th and 25th February 2017, from Satish

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Middle East in key Kymeta sea-land-air connectivity target

Posted 2 February 2017

The USA's satellite solutions provider Kymeta says the Middle East is shaping up as a key market for its mTenna high-throughput satellite connectivity terminal for which aviation grade solutions are expected by the end of the

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Space industry leaders address need for internatioanl collaboration on challenges

Posted 2 February 2017

Space industry leaders meeting in Abu Dhabi this week addressed the need for effective international collaboration to deal with the industry's most pressing opportunities and challenges.

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Public support picking up for space industry development, says Global Space Congress expert

Posted 1 February 2017

Public interest worldwide in the global space industry is undergoing a resurgence thanks to social media, plans for human space travel, asteroid mining and competitively-friendly

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MBRSC submits request to host the 71st session of International Astronautical Congress

Posted 31 January 2017

Yosouf Hamad Al Shaibani, director general of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), has announced that the centre has submitted a request to the International Astronautical

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Arab Space Agencies gather at Global Space Congress

Posted 30 January 2017

The Arab space sector will gather under one roof to discuss ways of strengthening joint cooperation between Arab states in the space sector at the Global Space Congress. The international event is set to be held in Abu Dhabi under the

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Just one small step…

Posted 19 January 2017

A group of UAE nationals are emerging as leaders in space, thanks to a programme developed by the UAE Space Agency, Mubadala, and Lockheed Martin. Marcelle Nethersole reports.

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AlSat Nano takes first colour image

Posted 16 January 2017

AlSat Nano - a joint Algerian Space Agency and UK Space Agency nanosatellite mission - has captured and downloaded its first full colour image.

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Set for blast-off in Abu Dhabi

Posted 12 January 2017

The two-day Global Space Congress (GSC) returns to Abu Dhabi from January 31-February 1 at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. Steve Nichols looks forward to the event.

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Emirati students to conduct Zero-G training as part of space training in Japan

Posted 12 January 2017

A team of Emirati students and engineers will conduct a reduced-gravity parabolic flight experiment over Japan later this month, as part of the UAE Space Agency's capacity building program launched

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AURAK and UAE Space Agency sign partnership agreement

Posted 9 January 2017

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has signed a partnership agreement with the UAE Space Agency.

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Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre hosts United Nations/United Arab Emirates - High Level Forum

Posted 21 December 2016

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has hosted the United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum: "Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development",

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Global partnerships to drive development of Earth observation programmes

Posted 12 December 2016

Space industry leaders argue that future development in the space sector will be built on ever-increasing international partnerships and deeper collaboration between nations.

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UAE Space Agency issues The National Space Sector Policy

Posted 12 December 2016

The UAE Space Agency has issued the national space sector policy.

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Vega launcher successfully completes eighth mission

Posted 6 December 2016

The Vega launcher has successfully completed its eighth mission correctly positioning into orbit the Turkish satellite GÖKTÜRK-1, at an altitude of approximately 700 kilometres.

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Yahsat & Talia sign long-term, multimillion-dollar partnership agreement

Posted 23 November 2016

Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator has announced the start of a strategic partnership with Talia, a market-leading teleport, satellite, and terrestrial network operator.

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Space Systems Loral in partnership with Yahsat

Posted 17 November 2016

Space Systems Loral (SSL) has announced that it will work with Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) to support the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology's Master Concentration in Space Systems and Technology in the United

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UAE Space Agency launches UAE Astronomical Camera Network

Posted 16 November 2016

The UAE Space Agency has officially launched the UAE Astronomical Camera Network (UACN) in cooperation with the International Astronomical Center (IAC). The network, which provides a range of astronomical data and reports,

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MBRSC showcases UAE space programme at World Space Risk Forum 2016

Posted 7 November 2016

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has participated in the World Space Risk Forum (WSRF) 2016, the global event that brings together a large number of international experts and specialists in the field of

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Asgardia receives over 100,000 citizen applications in 48 hours

Posted 14 October 2016

Asgardia, the first Space Nation, has welcomed over 100,000 citizen applications in 48 hours.

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'Asgardia' to become the first new Space Nation

Posted 13 October 2016

Plans have been announced to create the first new Space Nation to be called 'Asgardia'.

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UAE Space Agency joins The International Astronautical Federation

Posted 28 September 2016

The UAE Space Agency has joined the International Astronautical Federation (IAF).

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Dubai to host preliminary forums for UNISPACE+50 conference

Posted 28 September 2016

The UAE Space Agency will host two high level preliminary forums for the UNISPACE conference in Dubai throughout 2016 and 2017, in collaboration with the Mohamed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).

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Airbus Defence and Space secures Europe's first design organisation approval for UAS

Posted 25 September 2016

After more than two years' work Airbus Defence and Space has become the world's first company to be approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the design and development of unmanned

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UAE Space Agency announces details of national space sector policy

Posted 8 September 2016

The UAE Space Agency has unveiled details of the National Space Sector Policy.

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UAE Space Agency, Mubadala and Lockheed Martin launch space-based workforce development programme

Posted 10 August 2016

Lockheed Martin, the UAE Space Agency and Mubadala have launched a space-based workforce training programme to develop emerging leaders in the UAE space industry.

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UAE students head for Senior Space School UK

Posted 27 July 2016

The UAE Space Agency announced today that it is sponsoring a group of UAE students to the Senior Space School UK programme, run by the physics department at the University of Leicester.

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MBRSC captures HD images of the Moon with DubaiSat-2

Posted 20 July 2016

DubaiSat-2, the second Earth observation satellite owned and operated by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), has captured clear, high-resolution image of the Moon in its crescent phase to mark the 47th anniversary of the

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Nanosatellite, Nayif-1, completes testing ready for launch

Posted 29 June 2016

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and the American University of Sharjah (AUS) have announced the completion of the communication Nanosatellite, Nayif-1.

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UAE Space Agency and Lockheed Martin partner on training

Posted 27 June 2016

Lockheed Martin announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the UAE Space Agency to launch a comprehensive dual-track space training programme for students and early career professionals in space

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NASA administrator Charles Bolden visits MBRSC

Posted 15 June 2016

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visited the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) accompanied by a number of NASA officials and representatives of the United States Embassy in the UAE and the United States Consulate in Dubai.

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UAE and NASA sign outer space and aeronautics cooperation agreement

Posted 13 June 2016

The United Arab Emirates and the United States of America have entered into an agreement to cooperate in aeronautics research, and the exploration and use of airspace and outer space for peaceful purposes, working

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Date change for Abu Dhabi's Global Space Congress

Posted 8 June 2016

The dates for the Global Space Congress in Abu Dhabi have been changed.

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Arabsat 6A and Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 pass technical review

Posted 2 June 2016

Lockheed Martin, Arab Satellite Communications Organization and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) have completed a comprehensive technical review of Arabsat 6A and

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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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