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GlobalFoundries and BAE Systems collaborate on RAD510 SoC

Posted 24 August 2021

Mubadala's GlobalFoundries is collaborating with BAE Systems to produce radiation-hardened RAD510 System on Chip (SoC) single board computers (SBCs) for space.

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Louis Moinet makes timepiece dedicated to UAE space mission

Posted 30 June 2021

Hope Probe Tourbillon is a new one-of-a-kind creation dedicated to the extraordinary UAE space mission. Based on a technology exclusive to Louis Moinet, this satellite tourbillon timepiece contains an authentic meteorite

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MBRSC partners with French space agency CNES

Posted 21 June 2021

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre has partnered with French space agency, CNES for the Emirates Lunar Mission.

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Yahsat and Airbus complete key milestone in construction of Thuraya 4-NGS

Posted 9 June 2021

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and Airbus have announced a key milestone in the construction of the Thuraya 4-NGS next generation mobile telecommunications system, the successful

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Thuraya launches SatTrack

Posted 3 June 2021

The Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) subsidiary of UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Thuraya, has launched its web-based SatTrack maritime tracking and monitoring service in partnership with FrontM, an international developer of software

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Evonik enhances safe transport of hydrogen peroxide

Posted 2 June 2021

Evonik has developed a container made of pure aluminum with a 220-litre capacity for the safe transport of highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide.

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UAE signs lunar rover agreement with Japan

Posted 14 April 2021

The UAE has taken another major step forward with its space programme as the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) signed a contract today with Japan’s ispace, for payload delivery services for the ambitious Emirates Lunar Mission.

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UAE names world's first female Arab astronaut

Posted 10 April 2021

The UAE has named its first female Arab astronaut as it confirmed the second batch of the country’s astronaut programme today.

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Double satellite joy for Saudi Arabia

Posted 23 March 2021

Saudi Arabia successfully launched two satellites yesterday from the Baikonur Base in Kazakhstan on board a Russian Soyuz 2 rocket.

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Saudi and India space call

Posted 22 March 2021

Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Space Commission, met ‘virtually’ with the Secretary of the Indian Space Administration, and Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation and Space Commission Dr.

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International Space Station tests virus-fighting surface coating

Posted 16 February 2021

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are conducting experiments with an antimicrobial surface coating designed to fight the spread of bacteria and viruses, including the Earth-bound SARS-CoV-2

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BREAKING NEWS: Hope Mission in successful Mars orbit

Posted 9 February 2021

The UAE's hope mission to Mars has achieved something only four other nations have done before and entered orbit around Mars.

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Kuwait's first Satellite on track for June launch

Posted 1 February 2021

Dubai-based Orbital Space has announced that Kuwait’s first Satellite, 1U CubeSat QMR-KWT, is successfully undergoing functional testing, reports Jay Menon.

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UAE satellite to study red tide algae in Arabian Gulf

Posted 13 January 2021

Students from the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) have successfully launched their MeznSat satellite, which will be used to collect data on greenhouse gas concentrations and monitor the occurrence of red tide algae in

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Delegates from the US Embassy visit MBRSC in Dubai

Posted 31 December 2020

Delegates from the US Embassy, including Thomas Ulrich Brechbhul, Counselor of the U.S. Department of State and John Rakolta Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the UAE Duba,i have visited the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai.

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Inmarsat introduces latest powerful satellite to the Middle East

Posted 10 December 2020

Inmarsat has confirmed the commercial service introduction of GX5, the company’s newest, geostationary satellite to date.

in Space / Features

Kuwait should make space capability part of national strategy

Posted 4 December 2020

Kuwait has all the resources needed to build a space agency, but it lacks the political will, said Bassam Alfeeli, the founder and CEO of Orbital Space, a start-up operational since 2018 in Kuwait, in an exclusive interview to

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FalconEye launches successfully to help UAEAF

Posted 2 December 2020

FalconEye has been successfully launched by Arianespace. The high-performance Earth observation satellite, which will act as an eye from space for the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces (UAEAF).

The satellite will be built by the Mohammed Bin Rain Space

UAE announces all Emirati-built MBZ-SAT satellite

Posted 31 October 2020

The United Arab Emirates has announced a new satellite project called MBZ-SAT, which will become the second Emirati satellite to be fully developed and built by a team of Emirati engineers after KhalifaSat.

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UAE plans lunar rover mission in 2024

Posted 8 October 2020

The United Arab Emirates has plans to send a lunar rover to the Moon in 2024 as part of its long-term goal for the human settlement of Mars by 2117.

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MeznSat launches successfully in the UAE

Posted 2 October 2020

The launch of the MeznSat satellite is a significant contribution from Ras Al Khaimah to the UAE’s position in the global space sector, asserted the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) following the official announcement that the MeznSat

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MBRSC agreement with NASA to train four Emirati astronauts

Posted 22 September 2020

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have signed a strategic agreement to train four Emirati astronauts in NASA.

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Yahsat signs contract with Airbus to build Thuraya 4-NGS

Posted 28 August 2020

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, a UAE global satellite operator, has selected Airbus to build Thuraya 4-NGS, the next generation mobile telecommunications system that will drive the continued advancement of

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Humaid Belhoul reviews Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre

Posted 19 August 2020

The Board of Directors of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) held a meeting chaired by Talal Humaid Belhoul, vice president, MBRSC to discuss developments related to future projects at the Centre, aligned with the

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Airbus to build BADR-8 satellite for Arabsat

Posted 18 August 2020

Airbus has been contracted by Arabsat to build BADR-8, their new generation telecommunications satellite, which will replace and increase Arabsat’s capacity and augment its core business at the BADR hotspot 26°E.

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Tawazun teams up with Airbus for satellite assembly

Posted 10 August 2020

Abu Dhabi based Tawazun Economic Council (Tawazun) has formed a collaboration with Airbus and the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) from the UAE University, to build and develop a Satellite Assembly, Integration

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MBRSC releases satellite image ‘Mosaic’

Posted 4 August 2020

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced the completion of an updated map of Abu Dhabi and Dubai using the UAE's first high-resolution satellite image “Mosaic”, captured by KhalifaSat.

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UAE launches mission to Mars

Posted 20 July 2020

The UAE has successfully launched its Mars mission from Japan's Tanegashima Space Centre after two delays last week due to bad weather.

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Space a focus at the next Saudi International Airshow

Posted 16 July 2020

The 2021 Saudi International Airshow will provide international Space Agencies a dedicated area and a specific conference programme during the event in Riyadh.

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UAE Mars Mission postponed due to bad weather

Posted 15 July 2020

The UAE government has announced the country’s landmark Mars mission has been delayed for a second time because due to unstable weather at the launch site Tanegashima Island in Japan.

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UAE prepare for ‘Hope Probe’ Mars landing

Posted 1 July 2020

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has reviewed the final preparations of the Hope Probe, scheduled to launch to Mars on July 15.

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Sheikh Hamdan conducts video conference meeting with the Hope Probe team

Posted 6 May 2020

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum this week conducted a video conference meeting with the Hope Probe team at the Tanegashima Space Center, Japan, where was briefed on the preparations for the

in Space / Features

Ka sets the pace for connectivity revolution

Posted 21 April 2020

Inmarsat is planning the expansion of its GX Aviation Ka-band in-flight connectivity service with a raft of new satellites. Steve Nichols reports.

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MBRSC releases GIF image showing decline of NO2 in the GCC

Posted 1 April 2020

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has released a GIF image of the decrease in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentration in the GCC countries, between 26 November 2019 until 27 March 2020.

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UAE Space Agency and MBRSC launch Kibo-RPC

Posted 24 March 2020

The UAE Space Agency, in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC), has launched the Kibo Robot Programming Challenge (Kibo-RPC), an educational competition about creating a programme to operate free-flying robots in the

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Mitsubishi Aircraft makes maiden flight of FTV10

Posted 18 March 2020

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, a MHI Group company, has completed the maiden flight of Flight Test Vehicle 10 (FTV10), the first Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 in final, certifiable baseline configuration.

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Inmarsat launches connectivity services in Saudi Arabia

Posted 20 February 2020

Inmarsat has announced that it will bring its aviation, maritime and enterprise connectivity solutions to customers based in Saudi Arabia through new partner agreements.

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Virgin Galactic relocates SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity to Spaceport America

Posted 18 February 2020

Virgin Galactic has successfully completed another vital step on its path to commercial service, relocating SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, to its commercial headquarters at Spaceport America’s Gateway to Space

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UAE in Space Livery’ makes its operational debut

Posted 22 November 2019

The Emirates A380 'UAE in Space' mission livery made its official operational debut today, 22 November as it took off to its first destination Melbourne, Australia.

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Thuraya and eSAT complete satellite IoT tests

Posted 7 November 2019

Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and low cost satellite IoT connectivity specialist eSAT Global, today announced the completion of successful tests validating

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UAE Space Agency signs MoUs with Krypto Labs and Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub

Posted 24 October 2019

The United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAESA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Krypto Labs, the Abu Dhabi-based global innovation hub, and the Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub,

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UAE Space Agency and Kallman Worldwide sign MoU for Al Worden “Endeavour” Scholarship

Posted 22 October 2019

The UAE Space Agency and Kallman Worldwide have finalided a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to award the Astronaut Al Worden “Endeavour” Scholarship to four aspiring young space explorers

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Virgin Galactic partners with Under Armour unveil spacewear system for private astronauts

Posted 16 October 2019

Virgin Galactic and Under Armour have unveiled a collaboratively designed spacewear system for Virgin Galactic astronauts

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Hazzaa AlMansoori conducts Osteology aboard ISS

Posted 30 September 2019

Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, has shared a series of photos with the team at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).

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UAE sees the launch of first Emirati into space

Posted 25 September 2019

Hazzaa al-Mansoori has become the first Emirati in space. Al-Mansoori, a former Emirati F-16 pilot, was launched from the Russian spaceport in Kazakhstan on Wednesday on a trip to the International Space Station.

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Emirates Post issues a series of commemorative stamps to celebrate UAE Astronaut Programme

Posted 24 September 2019

Emirates Post, in cooperation with Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), will issue a series of commemorative stamps on 25 September 2019 to celebrate the UAE Astronaut Programme,

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UAE Space Agency participate in Arab League’s Economic and Social Council ministerial meeting

Posted 10 September 2019

The UAE Space Agency participated in the 104th session of the Arab League’s Economic and Social Council ministerial meeting, which was held at the Arab League’s headquarters in Egypt.

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Emirati astronauts successfully complete training period in Moscow

Posted 2 September 2019

Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on September 25, and Sultan AlNeyadi, the back-up astronaut for the same mission, successfully completed their

in Space

UAE Space Agency concludes its participation in Aqdar World Summit

Posted 2 September 2019

The UAE Space Agency has concluded its participation in the third Aqdar World Summit, held in Moscow from August 29 to September 1 under the theme "Global Empowerment of Communities: Experiences and Lessons Learned.”

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Countdown begins for UAE's mission to Mars

Posted 23 July 2019

The UAE’s Mars Mission is planned to begin in less than a year, the nation’s space agency and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre has announced.

in Space / Features

Emirates gifts satellite to strengthen Arab expertise

Posted 2 July 2019

The Global Space Congress, the largest gathering of space industry leaders hosted by the Middle East and North Africa region, was held at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi from March 18-21. Steve Nichols reports.

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Paris Airshow: UAE Space Agency joins the Space Climate Observatory

Posted 18 June 2019

The UAE Space Agency has joined the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) initiative, along with other international space agencies, in an official ceremony attended by the French President Emmanuel Macron.

in Space

UAE Space Agency announces the winners of ‘Tests in Orbit’ competition

Posted 2 May 2019

The UAE Space Agency (UAESA) has revealed the winners of the student experiment competition ‘Tests in Orbit’, sponsored by the UAE Space Agency and organised by The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT).

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Tunisia's Challenge One satellite to launch with Russia's Soyuz

Posted 29 April 2019

Tunisia’s first ‘Challenge One’ satellite is to be launched from the Russian Soyuz-2.1a, integrated with the Fregat upper stage, following a signing between Telnet Group and GK Launch services.

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UAE Space Agency sponsors Spring Space Camps

Posted 23 April 2019

As part of its efforts to develop human capacity and inspire youth to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the UAE Space Agency has sponsored the Spacepreneur Academy, launched by Laboxatory Krypto Labs in

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Arabsat 6A Satellite launched

Posted 12 April 2019

The Arabsat 6A Satellite – the last of Arabsat's sixth generation satellites – was successfully launched yesterday morning by Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon Heavy, from Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA.

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UAE Space Agency and Krypto Labs announce winners of GeoTech Innovation Programme

Posted 11 April 2019

The UAE Space Agency and Krypto Labs, the global innovation hub, have announced the two winning teams of the GeoTech Innovation Programme.

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Qatar Airways committed to nurturing next generation leaders in air and space law

Posted 4 April 2019

Qatar Airways has said its strategic collaboration with McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law, the world’s premier institution for innovative research and education in the field of air

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Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre invites schools to be part of Arab Emirati astronaut mission to ISS

Posted 3 April 2019

To support its efforts to empower and encourage youth to take an interest in space science, The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has launched the ‘Science in Space’

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UAE Space Agency Advisory Committee discusses the Future of the Space Sector

Posted 26 March 2019

The UAE Space Agency Advisory Committee met twice during the Global Space Congress 2019, which took place in Abu Dhabi, from 19 March to 21 March.

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UAE Space Agency partners with Virgin Galactic & TSC

Posted 25 March 2019

Dr Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UAE Space Agency and George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company (TSC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today that outlines cooperation across a range

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UAE Space Agency announces details of 813 satellite

Posted 21 March 2019

The UAE Space Agency has announced details of the new 813 satellite, which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as a gift from the UAE to the Arab

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UAE space prodigy appointed NYU Abu Dhabi Scientific Research Fellow

Posted 4 March 2019

At just 16 years old, Alia Almansoori, winner of the inaugural UAE Genes in Space contest (2017) and founder of Emirati Astronaut, a platform for dialogue between aspiring astronauts and space explorers, has been

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Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre welcomes Director General of Roscosmos

Posted 14 February 2019

Dr. Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of the Russian State Corporation Roscosmos, visited Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre’s (MBRSC) head office in Dubai this week.

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Benefits of international space economy to form key focus at Global Space Congress

Posted 6 February 2019

The opportunities for growth in the international space economy will form a key focus area for the second Global Space Congress, which will be hosted by the UAE Space Agency in Abu Dhabi.

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UAE Space Agency contribute at French Space Agency

Posted 4 February 2019

A delegation from the UAE Space Agency has taken part in a series of meetings and workshops at the French Space Agency (CNES) as a part of the development of an international Space Climate Observatory (SCO).

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UAE Space Agency highlights space sector’s contribution to sustainability

Posted 21 January 2019

“Sustainability is inextricably linked to technological advancement and the development of advanced skills,” said Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills

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UAE Space Agency participates in Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2019

Posted 14 January 2019

The UAE Space Agency is participating in Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2019, which is being held from January between 12-19.

in Space

UAESA adopts National Plan for Promotion of Space Investment

Posted 14 January 2019

The UAE Space Agency (UAESA) has launched a National Plan for the Promotion of Space Investment, aimed at increasing domestic and foreign investment in the UAE space sector and encouraging local investment vehicles to

in Space / Features

UAE set to name its first four astronauts

Posted 8 January 2019

The UAE is gearing up to put the first Emirati astronaut into space. Steve Nichols has been finding out more.

in Space

Virgin Galactic completes historic first spaceflight

Posted 14 December 2018

History was made yesterday as Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, landed from her maiden spaceflight.

in Space / Features

Moon bases could be on the horizon

Posted 6 December 2018

One of the founding fathers of the satellite industry says we can expect to see a lot more innovation in the space sector, including manned colonies on the moon and space stations that could be used as stepping stones for future Mars missions. Steve Nichols

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UAE Space Agency and Bahrain's National Space Science Agency sign Declaration of Principles

Posted 19 November 2018

The United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAESA) has signed a Declaration of Principles with Bahrain's National Space Science Agency (NSSA), and the UAE’s Khalifa University (KU), for the

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UAE Space Agency and Yahsat to showcase projects at Bahrain International Airshow

Posted 13 November 2018

The UAE Space Agency and Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (YahSat) is to participate in the fifth edition of the Bahrain International Airshow.

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UAE Space Agency joins International Space Education Board

Posted 15 October 2018

The UAE’s representation on the ISEB will provide the first regional input to the group’s objectives of increasing literacy in space and related STEM fields, as well as supporting the development of advanced skills that will be

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KhalifaSat countdown begins

Posted 14 October 2018

The team from Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) are looking relaxed ahead of the planned October 29 launch of KhalifaSat. They are in Japan to conduct the final tests on the satellite as it was prepared for the mating with the launch vehicle at the Tanegashima

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France and UAE space cooperation, CNES, opens office in Abu Dhabi

Posted 9 October 2018

CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall was in Abu Dhabi for the opening of its new office at the French Embassy, and the arrival of Donato Giorgi, CNES’s representative and Space Advisor to the UAE.

in Space

NASA and UAE Space Agency sign historic implementing arrangement

Posted 3 October 2018

NASA and the UAE Space Agency (UAESA) today signed an Implementing Arrangement (IA) that outlines cooperation across a range of areas related to space exploration and human spaceflight.

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Student of the Mars 2117 Programme to conduct experiment in zero gravity

Posted 3 October 2018

The winners of the Mars 2117 Programme’s initiative ‘Zero Gravity competition’, launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), will fly to Florida, USA, from 2 to 4 October, to conduct an experiment

in Space / Features

Verging on the ultimate passenger experience

Posted 17 September 2018

Virgin Galactic will soon launch its commercial space flights for paying passengers. Although the company says it can’t announce an official launch date until it has completed its current step-by-step test flight programme, it is widely

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Etihad Airways congratulates UAE astronauts who will be sent to the International Space Station

Posted 5 September 2018

Emiratis, Hazza Al Mansouri and Sultan Al Nayadi, have been selected as the first Arab Nationals to visit the International Space Station.

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Boeing to acquire Millennium Space Systems

Posted 20 August 2018

Boeing will acquire Millennium Space Systems, a provider of agile, flight-proven small-satellite solutions, under an acquisition agreement that will expand Boeing's satellite and space portfolio, talent and capabilities.

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Boeing sending last shuttle commander Chris Ferguson back to space

Posted 6 August 2018

Chris Ferguson, who led the final space shuttle mission, will make his fourth spaceflight when he and NASA astronauts Eric Boe and Nicole Mann take the new Boeing CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft to the

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Airbus Defence and Space selected by Telesat

Posted 6 August 2018

Airbus Defence and Space has been selected by Telesat as a major industrial partner to support their System Design and Risk Management phase for Telesat’s LEO constellation now in development.

in Space / Features

KhalifaSat flown to Korea with Emirates SkyCargo

Posted 19 June 2018

KhalifaSat, the first fully UAE-built Earth observation satellite, has been flown to South Korea prior to its launch in Japan later this year. Steve Nichols reports.

in Space / Features

Lost in space

Posted 5 June 2018

The Yahsat Al Yah 3 satellite is on target to reach its final orbital slot by June, despite the Ariane 5 rocket used to loft it into space experiencing a launch anomaly. Steve Nichols reports.

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UAE Space Agency discusses UAE’s ambitious space sector at SpaceOps 2018

Posted 4 June 2018

A UAE Space Agency delegation has taken part in Space Ops 2018, a prestigious international forum for discussing advanced and technical areas of space exploration hosted by the French Centre National d’Etudes

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UAE Space Agency conducts MeznSat preliminary design review

Posted 17 May 2018

The UAE Space Agency, working in partnership with Khalifa University of Science and Technology and the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), has reviewed the preliminary design of the MeznSat 3U CubeSat, which is

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Public-private collaboration is vital Hewson tells Aerospace Summit

Posted 1 May 2018

Collaborations that focus on shared opportunity, growth and progress are critical for global security, said Lockheed Martin’s CEO at the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi today.

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Saudia to be launch customer for new connectivity system with global reach

Posted 12 April 2018

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is to be the launch customer of a new high speed connectivity system launched at the Aircraft Interiors show in Hamburg last night.

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CNES and KACST sign Executive Programme agreement

Posted 11 April 2018

On the occasion of the state visit to France of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Turki Bin Saud Bin Mohammed Al Saud, President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST),

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Tiangong-1 broke up over the South Pacific without entering the UAE skies

Posted 4 April 2018

The UAE Space Agency has confirmed that China's Tiangong-1 Space Laboratory reentered the Earth's atmosphere on April 2 and broken up over the South Pacific at 04:16 am UAE time. The laboratory’s descent was

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UAE Space Agency welcomes visiting Saudi delegation

Posted 30 March 2018

The UAE Space Agency, represented by Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, the Director General of the Agency, hosted a high-level delegation from Saudi Arabia headed by Dr. Ibrahim bin Mahmoud Babli Undersecretary for Sectorial

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UAE to collaborate with Russia and Kazakhstan on future space projects

Posted 27 March 2018

The United Arab Emirates, represented by the UAE Space Agency, has signed a Letter of Intent with both Russia and Kazakhstan to cooperate in various fields of space exploration and to collaborate on future space

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Tiangong-1 space laboratory’s fall to Earth poses no risk to lives or buildings

Posted 26 March 2018

The United Arab Emirates Space Agency has confirmed that China's Tiangong-1 Space Laboratory’s fall back to Earth poses virtually no risk to residents or structures.

in Space / Features

Living in the city...on Mars

Posted 16 March 2018

The United Arab Emirates has aspirations that are literally out of this world when it comes to its space industry. In fact, as Steve Nichols reports, it has its eyes firmly fixed on Earth’s nearest neighbour – Mars.

in Space

UAE Space Agency showcases impact of partnerships at 2nd International Space Exploration Forum

Posted 6 March 2018

Leaders of the UAE Space Agency showcased the positive impact of partnerships and the strategic importance of developing the UAE space industry at the 2nd International Space

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UAE Space Agency organises scientific initiative on meteorites and space exploration

Posted 19 February 2018

The UAE Space Agency, in cooperation with the University of Sharjah, the Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences (SCASS) and the Japanese Chiba Institute of Technology, has organized the

in Space

Emirates SkyCargo transports first space satellite manufactured in the UAE

Posted 15 February 2018

Emirates SkyCargo has transported KhalifaSat- the first satellite developed and built by Emirati engineers in the UAE at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).

in Space

UAE Space Agency signs MoU with France's CNES

Posted 14 February 2018

The UAE Space Agency has signed a MOU with the French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES).

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