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 client, Advanced Integrated Systems (AIS).
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
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.
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.
The Dubai Sat-2 has been successfully launched into space the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) said today.
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.
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
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.
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).
In a session on small satellites, SSTL, Boeing and SpaceX showed how new technologies are driving down the size and cost of effective spacecraft.
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
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).
Yahsat and Thuraya, both UAE-based satellite companies, are leading their fields, but in different market areas, the GSSF heard today.
The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) confirmed today that DubaiSat-2 will launch in the fourth quarter of 2013.
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
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
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
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.
More than 400 experts will converge on Abu Dhabi next month to examine the latest space technology and emerging commercial and investment opportunities.
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
Iran claims that it will have a manned flight to space within the next five years.
Arabsat has finalised the mission definition for the BADR-7 satellite and confirmed the in-orbit delivery contract.
A new company is planning to launch human and robotic helium balloon missions to the very edge of space from within the UAE.
Turkey's second observation satellite GÖKTÜRK-2 was launched successfully from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC) in China today.
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.
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.
Yahsat has announced the successful launch of its second satellite, Y1B, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
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.
Yahsat 1B, the second of Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat's high-capacity satellites, is now set to launch on April 24.
Virgin Galactic is to set up Spaceport Abu Dhabi in the UAE and has appointed a chief adviser to oversee the project.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The World Space Risk Forum 2012, a bi-annual conference that brings together leading professionals in the global space industry, starts tomorrow in Dubai.
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.
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.
Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat is preparing to launch its second satellite into orbit within the next two months.
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.
Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has been presented with the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Middle East Market Penetration Leadership Award in Defence.
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.
Space Imaging Middle East (SIME) has become the first authorised reseller in the MENA region for Google Enterprise's Geo solutions.
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.
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
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.
The two day conference Milsatcom Middle East will be held in Abu Dhabi UAE from Dec 14-15, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has revealed the final design details and specifications of DubaiSat-2, its second satellite project.
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.
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).
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Arianespace is on track for a rescheduled April 22 liftoff of its Ariane 5 mission with the Yahsat 1A satellite.
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
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
Leading regional and international space industry experts are meeting in Abu Dhabi today at the region's leading platform for space and satellite technology.
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.