AlSat Nano - a joint Algerian Space Agency and UK Space Agency nanosatellite mission - has captured and downloaded its first full colour image.
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.
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
The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has signed a partnership agreement with the UAE Space Agency.
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",
Space industry leaders argue that future development in the space sector will be built on ever-increasing international partnerships and deeper collaboration between nations.
The UAE Space Agency has issued the national space sector policy.
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.
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.
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
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,
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
Asgardia, the first Space Nation, has welcomed over 100,000 citizen applications in 48 hours.
Plans have been announced to create the first new Space Nation to be called 'Asgardia'.
The UAE Space Agency has joined the International Astronautical Federation (IAF).
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).
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
The UAE Space Agency has unveiled details of the National Space Sector Policy.
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.
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.
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
The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and the American University of Sharjah (AUS) have announced the completion of the communication Nanosatellite, Nayif-1.
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
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.
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
The dates for the Global Space Congress in Abu Dhabi have been changed.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
UAE Space Agency has reaffirmed its commitment to driving innovation and space education programmes.
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.
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.
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.
The UAE Space Agency has announced that it has discussed future cooperation means with a delegation from The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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
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
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.
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
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.
Agreement has been reached at the World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva on the allocation of radiofrequency spectrum for global flight tracking in civil aviation.
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.
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.
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
Virgin Galactic, part-owned by Aabar Investments of Abu Dhabi, has announced it has made significant progress with LauncherOne rocket propulsion after test firings.
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
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced that it will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Airports.
UAE Space Agency delegation participants attend International Maks exhibition with a delegation from the Federal Russian Space Agency.
The UAE Space Agency have visited the Republic of Belarus to develop governmental and industrial relations within the space sector.
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.
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
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.
Virgin Galactic has signed a contract with OneWeb Ltd. to serve as one of its inaugural satellite launch providers.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Inmarsat-5 F2 has successfully completed its orbital deployment stages on schedule.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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)
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
Turkey's first high resolution remote sensing satellite GÖKTÜRK-2 completed its second year in space with success.
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,
The UAE Space Agency has officially launched its social media platforms in line with the country's 43rd National Day celebrations.
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
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
Thales has been awarded a contract to supply the Qatar Armed Forces with a military satellite communications system.
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.
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,
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).
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
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.
SaudiSat-4 has been successfully launched into space aboard a Dnepr rocket.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
DubaiSat-2 developed by Emirates Institution of Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has captured an image of the Dubai International airport from outer space.
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