UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi to travel to space on February 26

UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi to travel to space on February 26

The Falcon 9 rocket and the Dragon Endeavour spacecraft is scheduled to launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida

Sharjah Satellite launch photo courtesy WAM

Sharjah Sat 1 successfully launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida

The expected lifetime of the satellite is three years during which it will monitor X-ray emissions from celestial bodies and other phenomena

Rashid Rover

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre receives first signal from Rashid rover

The rover, that lifted off on December 11, is scheduled to land after a four-month cruise phase

UAE: Rashid rover en route to the Moon after successful takeoff

The mission will study different aspects of the lunar surface

New launch date for Emirates Lunar Mission announced

New launch date for Emirates Lunar Mission announced

Upon landing, the Rashid rover will explore the characteristics of the lunar soil

UAE Space Agency signs MoU with Philippine counterpart to enhance cooperation

UAE Space Agency signs MoU with Philippines counterpart to enhance cooperation

The MoU enables exchange of space data to support various fields of common interest such as climate change, disaster management, emergency response, food security and agriculture

Emirates Lunar Mission to launch on December 1

Upon landing, the Rashid rover will explore the characteristics of the lunar soil

First Emirati mission to the Moon will now launch on November 30

The new launch date remains contingent on the weather status and other conditions

First Emirati mission to the Moon set to launch on November 28

Upon landing, the Rashid rover will explore the characteristics of the lunar soil, the petrography and geology of the Moon

Rashid Rover / ELM Team at Toulouse, France

Emirates Lunar Mission: MBRSC completes tests on Rashid rover before launch in November

The Rashid rover is now ready for the final integration process with the launch vehicle

NASA spacecraft rams asteroid, changes orbit in Earth defense test

Dimorphos never posed a risk to Earth, but was merely a target asteroid to showcase this deflection technique

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NASA craft rams distant asteroid in test of Earth’s defense

NASA launched its DART spacecraft in November of 2021 with the express purpose of colliding with an asteroid about the size of a football stadium at 14,000 miles per hour

Simulation of UAE’s 2117 Mars to be created in the metaverse

Simulation of UAE’s 2117 Mars mission to be created in the metaverse

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre and Bedu will collaborate on the ideation, creative development, and visualisation of the 2117 metaverse elements

MBRSC CNSA MoU for joint space exploration

UAE, China sign MoU to collaborate on joint space projects

The MoU signed between Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre and the China National Space Administration marks the start of the first joint space project between China and the UAE

Abu Dhabi to host space conference to strengthen cooperation, advance sector

Organised by the UAE Space Agency, the event is set to take place on December 5-6

NASA flight to moon

NASA’s return to the moon starts with critical test flight

The objective is to demonstrate the Orion capsule can be safely launched and recovered before an attempt is made with a human crew

Yahsat-H1 2022 figures

Yahsat H1 2022 revenues rise by 8.1% YoY, with net income increasing by 50.7%

Yahsat reported that its revenue reached Dhs755m ($206m) and the net income reported was Dhs167m

Sultan Al Neyadi is the first Arab astronaut to join the six-month mission to the International Space Station (ISS)/ Pic: MBRSC

UAE’s Sultan Al Neyadi chosen to be first Arab astronaut to join ISS mission

Al Neyadi will conduct many in-depth and advanced scientific experiments during the six-month space mission scheduled to launch in 2023

- MBRSC will share vital information from Dubai Municipality’s DMSat-1 satellite to contribute to global efforts to monitor the impact of climate change - Salem AlMarri: “This is a significant step, undertaken in partnership with Dubai Municipality, to fulfill our mission to initiate collaborations with global organisations to use DMSat-1 data - Dawoud Al Hajri: DMSat-1 has introduced significant innovations in environmental monitoring in the Arab world, and is now making vital strategic contributions on a global scale The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has officially joined the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) International, a global consortium of space agencies and organisations led by The National Center for Space Studies (CNES) that seeks to coordinate worldwide efforts to accurately monitor the impact of climate change. The initiative to join the charter forms part of the cooperation between the UAE and France on future space endeavours. In joining the SCO International, MBRSC has committed to sharing with the international space community information from the DMSat-1 satellite, Dubai Municipality’s first atmospheric monitoring satellite launched in 2021. Using data from the satellite, Dubai Municipality has been actively promoting measures to protect the environment, thereby significantly raising Dubai’s profile as a global model for sustainable development. As part of fulfilling the obligations of MBRSC’s membership in the SCO, Dubai Municipality has already started generating significant data and findings from DMSat-1. Since its launch, DMSat-1 has played a key role in monitoring the UAE’s atmospheric aerosols and greenhouse gases and chemicals, substances that have influenced climate change across the world. Salem AlMarri, Director General of the MBRSC has signed the SCO’s charter, paving the way for the UAE’s official membership in the international network. “This is a significant step, undertaken in partnership with Dubai Municipality, towards fulfilling our mission to initiate collaborations with international organisations to use the data we collect from DMSat-1. Our efforts will contribute to global efforts to monitor the impact of climate change, a critical issue that is vital to the sustainability of the planet and the survival of mankind,” he said. AlMarri noted that the scale and magnitude of the impact of climate change necessitates a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, such as the SCO International’s important work in gathering data from satellites to help formulate action plans that will ensure the preservation of the planet for present and future generations. “It is an honour to be a part of a global initiative and to join hands with Dubai Municipality to put the UAE at the forefront of such efforts,” he added. The development of DMSat-1 forms part of the UAE’s commitment to the terms of the Paris Climate Agreement, which calls for providing data on greenhouse gas emissions from signatory countries, as well as building national capacities in studying and analysing global warming. The satellite’s launch and operations are part of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and UAE Energy Strategy 2050. The data collected by the satellite will also contribute significantly to the implementation of the national system for managing greenhouse gas emissions within the framework of the UAE National Plan for Climate Change 2017-2050. His Excellency Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said: “We are pleased to start cooperating with international organisations to share the data we collect from DMSat-1. The satellite has deployed advanced monitoring techniques and mechanisms in the field of air quality assurance and the reduction of air environment pollutants, in line with global developments in the field of space data and remote sensing. The nanometric satellite, which has introduced significant innovations in environmental monitoring in the Arab world, is now making vital strategic contributions on a global scale. We are pleased to share with the world the monitoring information obtained from the environmental satellite and other data for research. We are committed to harnessing this information for everyone’s benefit as part of our goal of enhancing Dubai’s contributions to international organisations and other countries.” Currently, all European space agencies support the SCO International, which has national chapters in Russia, China, Japan, India, Morocco and the UAE. Members have committed to making satellite data in their possession accessible to the entire organisation, as well as the international community, to help in the assessment and monitoring of the global impact of climate change. In addition to providing transparent and verified satellite data on climate change, the SCO will also aid in the development of useful toolkits and services that will advance computing capacities for analysing specialised data on climate change.

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre joins Space Climate Observatory International

MBRSC will share vital information from Dubai Municipality’s DMSat-1 satellite to monitor the impact of climate change

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Abu Dhabi’s IHC, Alpha Dhabi to invest $50m in Elon Musk’s SpaceX

IHC has previously acquired stakes in SpaceX through a private equity fund

EGA aluminium

UAE’s EGA, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre explore use of aluminium in space

The two parties discussed potential future synergies, including the use of EGA metal by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre

UAE and US’ Mars missions to collaborate on science data analysis

The partnership will enable the sharing and collaborative analysis of data and observations made by EMM’s Hope Probe and NASA’s MAVEN

UAE Space Agency to establish economic zone at Masdar City

Businesses will be offered benefits including incubation, office space, mentorship, networking and investment opportunities, among others

DEWA-SAT 1

Video: DEWA launches nanosatellite to aid network planning and maintenance in UAE

DEWA-SAT 1 was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex in Florida on Thursday

Brazil, UAE can collaborate on vaccines for future pandemics: Brazilian Minister

Brazil will develop vaccines for diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever, which are prevalent in tropical countries

Jeff Bezos pull off Blue Origin’s first spaceflight with people

The mission caps a landmark month for space-tourism ventures

Richard Branson’s space jaunt a ‘marketing coup’ for Virgin Galactic

The 70-year-old billionaire and five employees completed a long-awaited test flight to space on Sunday

UAE’s Hope probe sends first global images of Mars’ discrete aurora

The Hope probe – which entered Mars orbit in February – is following its planned 20,000 – 43,000 km elliptical science orbit