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UAE Space Agency to unveil investment strategy in October

Total Emirati investments in space sector valued at over $5.98bln so far in 2018 The UAE Space Agency has been preparing a full-fledged strategy to invest in the GCC country’s space sector in cooperation with relevant authorities. The anticipated strategy will be announced next October, according to the local business platform Arabian Business. The strategy aims at reinforcing the contribution …

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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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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 attends International SPACE Symposium In Colorado for First Time

UAE Space Agency, Thuraya , Yahsat and EIAST educate industry leaders on developments of UAE space sector Abu Dhabi, UAE: UAE space industry leaders addressed international peers at the 31st Space Symposium in Colorado, USA, last week. Heads of the UAE Space Agency, Thuraya , Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology …

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Toyota Contributes to First-ever Robot-Human Conversation Experiments in Space

A miniature robot, developed in part by Toyota, is set to become the latest visitor to the International Space Station (ISS). Christened Kirobo, the robot is 34cm tall, and weighs around 1kg (on Earth). He will take part in the first robot-human conversation experiments aboard the ISS (International Space Station) when he arrives there after his scheduled launch on 4 …

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Aspiring UAE Female Space Explorers Meet Ambassador Corbin

UAE’s first all-female student batch to train at Space Center Houston meet US Ambassador Michael Corbin in Abu Dhabi. The first UAE female student batch, from the Institute of Applied Technology, to attend a training program organized by Space Ed-Ventures at the Space Center Houston’s Space School visited the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi to meet with Ambassador Michael Corbin. …

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Avanti announces successful launch of its HYLAS 2 Satellite

Avanti Communications Group plc, the satellite operator, announces the successful launch of HYLAS 2 from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on Ariane Flight VA208 at 5.54pm local time (9.54pm UK time). “I’m delighted that our second satellite, HYLAS 2, has been successfully launched and is operating under our control. It will now undertake a series of pre-planned in …

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Abu Dhabi: Thuraya to Participate in 28th National Space Symposium in US

Abu Dhabi, 16th April 2012: Thuraya , the leading international mobile satellite operator will be a key participant at the premier US space policy and program forum, the 28th National Space Symposium. A delegation led by Thuraya ‘s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Samer Halawi will be representing the Company that has market leadership in mobile satellite handhelds, with a 60 percent market share within its coverage …

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Galileo Master Competition for nav satellites winners announced

Announcement of the winner team of the title of “the Galileo Master Competition – ESNC 2011” for navigation satellites. Sponsored by the European Space Agency and organized by the Arab Science and Technology Foundation in the MENA region Galileo Master Competition 2011 winners

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