SpaceX rocket

Space startups see funding surge as spending remains high

Funding for global space startups rose to $6.5bn in the first quarter ended March 31, from $2.9bn a year earlier

SpaceX launches Starlink satellites

SpaceX’s new Starlink satellites beam phone signals from space

The US wireless carrier will use Elon Musk-owned SpaceX’s Starlink satellites to provide mobile users with network access in parts of the US

SpaceX rocket

SpaceX signs deal with European Space Agency to launch key satellites

The agreement calls for the satellites to be launched on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from the US


Amazon launches first test satellites for Kuiper internet network

Amazon has vowed to invest $10bn into its Kuiper project, which was announced in 2019

Sultan AlNeyadi

Sultan AlNeyadi to return to the UAE on September 18: MBRSC

The UAE astronaut will return home after successfully completing his debrief and recovery programme in the US

UAE astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi sets historic milestone

UAE astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi sets historic milestone

AlNeyadi and three other astronauts returned to earth from the ISS early Monday morning, splashing down off the coast of Florida


SpaceX launches Crew-7 to ISS, Sultan AlNeyadi scheduled to come back to Earth soon

SpaceX’s Crew-6 who have been living on the ISS since March, will spend the next week welcoming the Crew-7 astronauts before returning to Earth

Sultan AlNeyadi

Sultan AlNeyadi to begin his return to Earth soon, NASA announces date

Sultan AlNeyadi will be brought back aboard the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft which recently docked at the ISS


Tesla names Indian-origin executive Vaibhav Taneja as CFO

He succeeds Zachary Kirkhorn, who stepped down from the post after working for the electric vehicle maker for 13 years

International Space Station receives Saudi astronauts after their maiden space flight. Image Credit: NASA TV

Rayyanah Barnawi, Ali Al Qarni’s first day at the International Space Station

The Axiom 2 mission brings together three Arab astronauts on board the ISS for the first time in history

Emirates Lunar Mission to launch on December 1

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


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

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