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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 1B now set to launch on April 24

Posted 17 April 2012

Yahsat 1B, the second of Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat's high-capacity satellites, is now set to launch on April 24.

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Virgin announces plans for Spaceport Abu Dhabi

Posted 17 April 2012

Virgin Galactic is to set up Spaceport Abu Dhabi in the UAE and has appointed a chief adviser to oversee the project.

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Boeing receives antenna contract from Yahsat

Posted 26 March 2012

Boeing has finalised a firm-fixed-price contract with Al Yah Satellite Company (Yahsat), the UAE-based satellite operator, to design and build active electronically-steered phased-array antenna systems for aircraft.

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Qatar's Es'hailSat and Eutelsat select Arianespace for launch

Posted 12 March 2012

Eutelsat Communications and Es'hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, have selected Arianespace to launch their EUTELSAT 25B / Es'hail 1 satellite in the second quarter of 2013 on board an Ariane 5 launcher.

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Space Data Association recognised at World Space Risk Forum 2012, Dubai

Posted 1 March 2012

The Space Data Association (SDA) has been awarded the Space Risk Management Award by the organisers of the World Space Risk Forum 2012 for its outstanding cooperative efforts to reduce the risk of satellite

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World Space Risk Forum 2012: Risk of intentional satellite interference 'significant'

Posted 29 February 2012

The World Space Risk Forum 2012 in Dubai has embarked on a series of sessions that address the hot topic of intentional interference of satellites.

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Jean-Yves Le Gall receives achievement award at Dubai's World Space Risk Forum

Posted 29 February 2012

Jean-Yves Le Gall, chairman and chief executive officer of Arianespace has received an Achievement Award by the organisers of Dubai's World Space Risk Forum 2012.

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Dubai's World Space Risk Forum 2012 set to discuss future

Posted 27 February 2012

The World Space Risk Forum 2012, a bi-annual conference that brings together leading professionals in the global space industry, starts tomorrow in Dubai.

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Yahsat 1B launch delayed until April 2012

Posted 20 February 2012

The launch of the Yahsat Y1B satellite, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, has been postponed until April 2012, due to two other failed launch attempts.

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Final DubaiSat-2 model passes key tests

Posted 1 February 2012

Engineers from the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) say that the DubaiSat-2 project has completed a crucial stage in its design phase.

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Yahsat Y1B to launch by April 2012

Posted 26 January 2012

Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat is preparing to launch its second satellite into orbit within the next two months.

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Qatari aviation inspector attends space camp

Posted 18 January 2012

A senior aviation security inspector from Qatar has attended a Boeing “Educators to Space Camp” programme, held in Huntsville, Alabama - a first for the Gulf country.

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Yahsat wins Frost & Sullivan award

Posted 28 November 2011

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has been presented with the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Middle East Market Penetration Leadership Award in Defence.

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Dubai 2011: Hypermach supersonic aircraft is a Star

Posted 13 November 2011

An aircraft that can fly from New York to Dubai in a little over two hours was introduced to the Middle East ahead of the Dubai Airshow.

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Dubai 2011: Space Imaging becomes first Geo partner in Middle East

Posted 13 November 2011

Space Imaging Middle East (SIME) has become the first authorised reseller in the MENA region for Google Enterprise's Geo solutions.

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Gulf teachers and UAE student find Space as a teaching aid

Posted 17 October 2011

Schoolteachers from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar along with a student from the UAE have a greater understanding of Space, thanks to an educational initiative from Boeing in the US.

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Mubadala to host Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi

Posted 26 September 2011

CEOs from the world's leading airlines, aircraft manufacturers, satellite companies, and aerospace associations, as well as heads of the world's most prominent aerospace teaching and research facilities, will come together at

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Arabsat-5C launches from French Guiana

Posted 22 September 2011

Arabsat-5C was safely launched by Arianespace from Kourou aboard an Ariane 5 on the evening of 21 September. The satellite was built by Astrium and Thales Alenia Space for satcom operator Arabsat, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Thales and Yahsat team up to offer ground satcom services

Posted 15 September 2011

Thales and Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer highly-secure satellite communication services to military forces and government agencies.

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Dates set for milsatcom

Posted 24 August 2011

The two day conference Milsatcom Middle East will be held in Abu Dhabi UAE from Dec 14-15, 2011

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DubaiSat-1 captures images of Holy Cities

Posted 23 August 2011

DubaiSat-1, the UAE-owned and operated earth observation satellite, has relayed images of the Holy Cities of Mecca, Medina and Al Quds from outer space.

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Plenty of space in Emirates first class lounge for Moon walkers

Posted 22 August 2011

Three US astronauts touched down in Emirates' First Class Lounge on this week before lifting off again on Emirates' flights to Houston and New York.

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Arabsat-5C arrives in Kourou ahead of September launch

Posted 10 August 2011

Arabsat-5C, a fifth-generation satellite for the Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat), has been delivered to the spaceport in Kourou, French Guyana, ahead of its planned launch on 9 September.

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EIAST marks second anniversary of DubaiSat-1 with 3D images

Posted 29 July 2011

Dubai's Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has released 3D images of Al Ain and Al Fujeirah in celebration of the second anniversary of DubaiSat-1, the first remote sensing satellite.

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Yahsat Y1A satellite handed over to Al Yah

Posted 25 June 2011

The Y1A communications satellite has been handed over to Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) by Astrium and Thales Alenia Space after the successful completion of in-orbit testing.

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DubaiSat-1 relays images of Cape Town city

Posted 20 June 2011

DubaiSat-1, the UAE-owned and operated earth observation satellite, has relayed images of the South African city of Cape Town, a world-leading hub of commerce and tourism with a fast-expanding infrastructure, from the outer space.

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Inmarsat wins achievement award for MENA work

Posted 6 June 2011

Inmarsat has won top honours at an industry forum for its contribution to the development of the satellite communications sector in the Middle East region.

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EIAST engineers reveal specifications of DubaiSat-2

Posted 26 May 2011

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has revealed the final design details and specifications of DubaiSat-2, its second satellite project.

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GSSF: UAE could soon have its first man in space

Posted 11 May 2011

The world could soon see the first Emirati in space, as the Global Space and Satellite Forum 2011 (GSSF) focused on developing the regional space industry's experts of the future.

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GSSF: NASA joins Emirati scientists to study desert conditions in UAE

Posted 10 May 2011

The work of NASA and a number of Emirati interns who looked at desert conditions in the region will be highlighted on day three of the Global Space and Satellite Forum (GSSF).

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GSSF: Satellite applications can boost humanitarian efforts

Posted 10 May 2011

Merging multiple satellite technologies, such as communications, earth observation and navigation could benefit not only businesses but also society as a whole, according to senior UK Parliament Space Committee Adviser,

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GSSF: Arab inventors enter satellite navigation competition

Posted 10 May 2011

The Global Space and Satellite Forum 2011 is hosting the second European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC), which aims to encourage entrants to use technology in innovative ways.

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GSSF: All Ka-band capacity sold on upcoming Arabsat 5C

Posted 10 May 2011

Saudi-Arabia based operator Arabsat says that it has now sold all the Ka-band capacity on Arabsat 5C, which is due to launch in mid August/September 2011.

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GSSF: Yahsat Y1A reaches final geostationary orbit to cover Middle East and Asia

Posted 9 May 2011

The Yahsat Y1A satellite, launched to provide high definition television (HDTV) to audiences across the Middle East, Africa and South West Asia, has successfully reached its orbital slot at 52.5

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GSSF: XCOR ready to bring space tourism to UAE

Posted 9 May 2011

A rival to Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space tourism venture is wooing potential buyers who might wish to bring the prospect of space travel to the UAE.

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GSSF: DubaiSat-1 is proving its worth in UAE

Posted 9 May 2011

The first panel session of GSSF 2011 saw Mohammed Al Mansoori, Director General of Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology (EIAST) join a panel of international industry experts addressing the impact of satellite

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GSSF: 2011 Space conference opened by UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research

Posted 9 May 2011

The Global Space and Satellite Forum 2011, held at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, was officially opened today by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and

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Yahsat Y1A launched into orbit from Kourou

Posted 23 April 2011

Arianespace successfully launched Yahsat Y1A into orbit from Kourou, French Guiana, on Friday, April 22, aboard an Ariane 5 launcher.

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Yahsat 1a now configured for new April 22 launch date

Posted 19 April 2011

Arianespace is on track for a rescheduled April 22 liftoff of its Ariane 5 mission with the Yahsat 1A satellite.

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Space programmes can improve regional stability and prosperity

Posted 3 April 2011

Commercial opportunities along with military and humanitarian demands driving the need for sustainable space and satellite programmes across the Middle East will be in focus at the Global Space and Satellite Forum

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Space insurance supports growth of new applications

Posted 23 March 2011

Insurance issues relating to the space industry will take centre stage at an international conference to be held in Abu Dhabi in May, when experts from across the world will discuss market conditions for the sector's future at the Global

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Space tops the agenda at Abu Dhabi conference

Posted 7 December 2009

Leading regional and international space industry experts are meeting in Abu Dhabi today at the region's leading platform for space and satellite technology.

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DubaiSat-1 sends its pictures back to earth

Posted 10 August 2009

DubaiSat-1, the UAE's first Earth Observation Satellite, has transmitted its first images of the UAE from orbit, including a photograph of the Palm Jebel Ali.

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DubaiSat-1 successfully placed into orbit

Posted 5 August 2009

By Steve Nichols. DubaiSat-1 was successfully launched into space on July 29 from Baikonour in Kazakhstan, reports the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology (EIAST).

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