#Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre

Sheikh Hamdan space missions

Sheikh Hamdan announces space ventures in 2024; mission to include UAE’s first female astronaut

The space mission will see two Emirati astronauts – Mohammed Al Mulla and Nora Al Matrooshi – head to space next year

Sultan AlNeyadi

Sultan AlNeyadi returns to the UAE

Dr Al Neyadi, who concluded his mission on September 4, spent six months in space, during which he conducted a range of significant experiments

Sultan AlNeyadi set to return to Earth on Sept-3-GettyImages

Sultan AlNeyadi to return to Earth on Sept 3: MBRSC

AlNeyadi along with his fellow astronauts will depart the ISS aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft Endeavour on September 2

satellite component by STRATA

Strata Manufacturing delivers MBZ-SAT satellite components to MBRSC

This partnership showcases the technological advancement in locally manufacturing satellite components as the UAE builds a space industry

Sultan AlNeyadi

Watch live: Sultan Al Neyadi becomes first Arab astronaut to perform a spacewalk

The UAE will become the 10th country to perform a spacewalk on the ISS, while Al Neyadi will be part of the 261st spacewalk

Rashid rover

UAE’s Rashid rover enters moon’s orbit

The iSpace lander carrying the rover executed the lunar orbit insertion manoeuvre on March 21

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

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

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

- 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

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

Here are the technologies being deployed for the UAE’s missions to the Moon and Mars

IT services and systems play a major role in problem-solving, decision making, and smart automation, which is a key objective of the space industry, says Abdulla Ahli, director – IT department, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre

Salem AlMarri appointed director general of UAE’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre

He previously held the post of the centre’s deputy director general

International Astronautical Congress

Dubai’s MBRSC to collaborate with Airbus, SpaceX

The announcements were made along the sidelines of the International Astronautical Congress being held at the World Trade Centre in Dubai

Dubai DMSat-1 Satellite

Video: Dubai launches its first environmental satellite

The DMSat-1 satellite was developed by Dubai Municipality in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Mohammed announces plans to build new satellite in Dubai

Expected to launch in 2023, the MBZ-SAT will be the second satellite to be built by an all-Emirati team

NASA to train four Emirati astronauts for future missions

The programme created as part of the new partnership includes the same elements and modules featured in the training of NASA astronauts

UAE Hope Probe completes first course correction to reach Mars’ orbit

The Hope probe took off from the Tanegashima Space Centre on July 20 on a 493 million km journey to Mars

UAE Hope Probe

Video: UAE Hope Probe bound for Mars successfully launches from Japan

The Ground Control station located in the Al Khawaneej area of Dubai has successfully received the first transmission from the Hope Probe too

UAE leaders review pre-flight preparations of Mars Hope Probe

The Hope probe will now lift-off on July 20, 2020, at 1.58am UAE local time

Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe to launch on July 15

The unmanned probe is expected to enter Mars’ orbit on February 2021