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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 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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