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UAE, Russia sign pact to send first Emirati to space

First Emirati astronaut will travel to space within a year of the UAE Astronaut Programme creating a final shortlist of candidates The UAE and Russia have signed an agreement to send the first Emirati astronaut to space to participate in scientific research as part of the Russian space mission to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz-MS spacecraft. The cooperation …

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UAE Space Agency reviews new satellite design

The satellite will provide valuable insight into the concentration of nutrients in the coastal waters of the Arabian Gulf 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 being developed to monitor and study …

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Dubai Aerospace signs $480mln loan deal

The $480mln loan, which includes both conventional and Islamic finance tranches, has “accordion facility” allowing it to be increased to $800 mln By Davide Barbuscia, Reuters News DUBAI- Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), one of the world’s largest aircraft lessors, said on Monday it had signed a four-year loan deal for $480 million. DAE, a government-controlled company set up in 2006, …

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Space, the next frontier for UAE-India cooperation

In February last year, for instance, the UAE chose India as a partner to launch its nanosatellite Nayif-1 into space. Image used for illustrative purpose. Space satellite orbiting the earth on a background star sun. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. Image used for illustrative purpose. Space satellite orbiting the earth on a background star sun. Elements of this …

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UAE Space Agency highlights Mars Mission challenges at CABSAT 2018

Importance of the country’s space programme highlighting challenges faced by his team in the region. DUBAI- Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director-General of the UAE Space Agency, has delivered a keynote session on the importance of the country’s space programme highlighting challenges faced by his team in the region, while planning for their mission to Mars. The talk was given …

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Space time: What applicants need to know to win a seat on the UAE Astronaut Programme

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day. Participation in the United Arab Emirates’ recently announced astronauts programme is a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity that should not be missed, two of the initiative’s top officials said on Monday. Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum last …

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Dubai Airshow: Emirates Mars mission on track for 2020 launch

Project manager Omran Sharif said the UAE expects to learn more about changes to planet’s atmosphere. The Emirates Mars Mission is on track to launch its first probe in 2020, with the programme helping to continue developing the UAE’s knowledge economy and inspiring a new generation of scientists, according to project manager Omran Sharaf. Speaking at the Dubai Airshow on …

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Saudia to carry record 10.3mln passengers this summer

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has released its summer plan, outlining the preeminent operational aspects during the upcoming peak season starting from June 24 to Sept. 16. The plan shows a record increase in the number of flights and seating capacity both internationally and domestically, to prepare for the dramatic increase in the demand for air travel in the summer period. …

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Dubai’s Emirates considers introducing augmented reality aboard

As part of its plans to further revolutionise its services, boost its competitiveness and survive the headwinds besetting the aviation industry, the Emirates Airlines is reportedly studying ways to equip staff with augmented reality glasses that display a passenger’s name and travel habits! “We could enhance customer service tremendously,” said Christopher Mueller, Emirates’ Chief Digital and Innovation Officer in statements …

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Inmarsat orders new satellite as Qatar Airways takes its broadband service

Britain’s Inmarsat said on Friday it had ordered a satellite from Thales Alenia Space to increase capacity on its broadband network as Qatar Airways signed up to use the service to provide in-flight connectivity. Inmarsat said the new satellite, which would cost about $130 million over three years from 2017 to its launch in 2019, would serve the Middle East, …

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