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Mohammed bin Rashid visits space exhibition

Posted on 27/11/2015

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has stressed that space science and technology are part of the culture and ambitions of the UAE and that new generations should be raised on this passion. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed was speaking during a visit to an exhibition of satellites, including DubaiSat-1 and DubaiSat-2, and space technology and rockets. The show is being held by the Dubai Executive Council and the Mohammed bin Rashid ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre celebrates 6th anniversary of DubaiSat-1 launch

Posted on 12/08/2015

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) is celebrating the sixth anniversary of DubaiSat-1, the first remote sensing satellite owned by the UAE, making the first step the country has taken in its journey into the satellite manufacturing sector. DubaiSat–1 marked the occasion by taking high quality images of Burj Khalifa and Emirates Towers areas. In honour of this special day, Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General, MBRSC expressed his pride by stating: "Today marks six years since the ...  >>MORE

EIAST moves DubaiSat 2 to Russia ahead of its launch; logo of Expo 2020 will be displayed on the DubaiSat-2 launcher rocket

Posted on 05/11/2013

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has moved the DubaiSat-2 satellite under supervision of its top engineers from South Korea to Russia in preparation for its launch soon. DubaiSat-2 will be launched on a Dnepr Rocket through the Moscow-based International Space Company Kosmotras, from Yasny Launch Base. As part of its initiative to support the UAE's World Expo 2020 bid, the logo of Expo 2020 will be displayed on the DubaiSat-2 launcher rocket. This move ...  >>MORE

UAE to build own satellites following success of space programme

Posted on 21/10/2013

Establishing and nurturing a space programme has helped the UAE to develop a workforce of skilled Emirati engineers in high-tech industries, a senior official said. The next step for the programme run by the Emirates Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (East) is to build and test satellites domestically. "In about 18 months or so we hope to have the facilities in place in Dubai to become self-sufficient in building our own satellites,” said Salem Al Mari, East assistant director ...  >>MORE

UN-UAE symposium on space technology

Posted on 20/10/2013

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) will be hosting a UN/UAE Symposium on Basic Space Technology starting today at Zayed University in Dubai. The event, which will run till October 23, is being held at the behest of the Government of Dubai in association with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). The symposium is approved by the UNOOSA as an activity of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications under the Basic Space Technology ...  >>MORE

17-year-old’s design space-bound

Posted on 28/08/2013

Seventeen-year-old Aliaa Ahmed El-Sayed's logo creation incorporating a falcon and the colours of the UAE flag — reflecting the culture and history of the UAE — will be emblazoned on Dubai Sat 2, which is scheduled for launch in the fourth quarter of this year. El-Sayed from Al Khaleej National School emerged as the overall winner in the logo contest held by the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (Eiast). The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology ...  >>MORE

Creating the next generation of space scientists

Posted on 13/08/2013

Attempting to groom local talent for the budding space industry of the UAE, the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has launched a new educational tool that gives pupils first-hand experience of how satellites operate. CanSat, named after the can-sized satellites used for the project, is the first of its kind scientific experiment dedicated for school children that aims at simplifying space technology and make it a loveable and interesting subject for pupils . ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat-3: Emiratis are reaching for the stars

Posted on 03/06/2013

Work on developing the UAE's newest satellite has begun before its predecessor has even left the launch pad. Emirati engineers in South Korea have completed the first design phase for DubaiSat-3, the third in a series of Earth-imaging satellites. The project will be transferred to Dubai in 18 months, when the manufacturing plant is built. Meanwhile, DubaiSat-2, which was built in South Korea, is expected to be launched at the Yasny Cosmodrome in Russia at the end of the year, later than ...  >>MORE

UAE satellites to be built at home soon

Posted on 24/04/2013

Officials have revealed details of a new earth imaging satellite that will be the first satellite to be completed in the UAE. DubaiSat-3 is scheduled for launch in 2017 after its development is completed in Dubai by the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST). The 330kg-satellite will be able to take high quality images of the UAE and other places — down to a sub-metre resolution of 70cm — from an orbit 600km above Earth. The pictures can be used for various purposes ...  >>MORE

Dubai to make its own space satellites

Posted on 06/02/2013

Dubai will start works this year on building the first of its kind high-technology facility for manufacturing satellites in the region. The emirate will also launch two new satellites - DubaiSat-3 in 2016-2017 and DubaiSat-4 in 2020, said Salem Humaid Al Marri, Director of Space Programme Department at the Dubai-based Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (Eiast). "We are following a 15 year timeline to launch a number of satellites. This plan will be completed by the year ...  >>MORE

EIAST denies fall of Russian space debris around UAE territory

Posted on 30/01/2013

Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has denied as 'baseless and inaccurate' news reports claiming fall of debris of a Russian satellite in and around the UAE territory. EIAST affirmed in a statement it issued yesterday that that it has analysed the reported threat posed by a Russian satellite, called COSMOS 1484, re-entering the earth's atmosphere, which some claim will fall in and around UAE territory. 'EIAST wishes to ensure the public that such an occurrence ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat-1 images used to monitor Dubai Airport Concourse 3 construction progress

Posted on 07/01/2013

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), as part of its mandate to conduct research using satellite data, has successfully utilised DubaiSat-1 images to monitor the construction of Concourse 3 at Dubai International Airport. The UAE's first satellite has been mapping the progress of the project from its early stages and will continue to track it until its expected completion early this year. Launched by the EIAST in July 2009, DubaiSat-1 has been transmitting ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat-1 provides first glimpse of MBR City site

Posted on 22/12/2012

DubaiSat-1, the UAE-owned and operated earth observation satellite, has relayed a high-quality image of the area in Dubai that will be developed into the recently announced Mohammed bin Rashid City. The satellite, which was launched by the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), will monitor the MBR City project and provide images every month to highlight the project's progress. The high-resolution images relayed by DubaiSat-1 are a valuable resource for ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat-2 to be launched mid-2013

Posted on 20/12/2012

DubaiSat-2, UAE's fourth earth imaging satellite being built by a team of Emirati engineers, will be launched by mid-2013, a senior official at Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) announced. Engineers from the EIAST have confirmed that the DubaiSat-2 project has completed a crucial stage in the design phase, with the Structural Model of the satellite successfully passing a series of tests which simulated conditions during the launch of the satellite into space and ...  >>MORE

Latest UAE satellite set to be launched in next few months

Posted on 12/08/2012

Engineers are putting the final touches to a new satellite before its launch. DubaiSat-2, an advanced imaging satellite, is undergoing final testing. The satellite is the result of five years of work by a team of 22 Emirati engineers from the Emirates Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), based in South Korea. It is expected to be launched in the last quarter of the year from Yasny Cosmodrome in north Russia, though a firm date has not been set. "Basically it's completed, we ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat-1's pyramid image dedicated to Egyptians

Posted on 02/06/2012

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) dedicated an image of the Great Pyramids to the Egyptian People. The image was captured recently by DubaiSat-1 in its orbit 680 kilometres above the earth's surface. The satellite captures images which can be used for scientific or humanitarian purposes. "We wanted to capture an iconic image to present to the people of Egypt," explains EIAST Director General Ahmad Obaid Al Mansouri. "We chose to image The Great Pyramids as ...  >>MORE

Dubaisat takes stunning shot of Costa Concordia

Posted on 19/03/2012

Dubaisat-1 took an image of Costa Concordia, the ill-fated cruise liner that partially sank on the night of 13th January 2012 during dinner time. The ship hit a reef off the Italian coast near Tuscany. Rescuers evacuated 4,252 people on board, 25 lives were lost, 64 persons were injured and 7 were reported missing in the accident that revived memories of the Titanic disaster. Miraculously, two passengers and a crewmember trapped inside were rescued in the days after the incident. "Emirates ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat-2 design finalised

Posted on 02/02/2012

Engineers from the Emirates Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) announced that the DubaiSat-2 project has completed a crucial stage in the design phase, with the qualification model (QM) passing a series of rigorous tests. The qualification model is the third and final design model, and represents the last test of all components on DubaiSat-2, the UAE's second remote sensing satellite which is due to be launched into the orbit by the end of 2012. The model is very close to ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat-1 transmits images from Mirny Mine in Russia

Posted on 29/09/2011

DubaiSat-1, the UAE-owned and operated earth observation satellite, has relayed a pan-shaped, multi-spectral image of the Mirny Mine in Russia, the largest open pit diamond mine in the world. The legendary mine, founded in 1957, was captured by the satellite on the 13th of September 2011. Located in Eastern Siberia, the Mirny Mine is 525 metres deep and has a diameter of 1,200 metres. It is also the first and largest diamond mine in the erstwhile Soviet Union. Helicopters are banned from ...  >>MORE

EIAST engineers reveal design details and specifications of DubaiSat-2

Posted on 26/05/2011

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science '&' Technology (EIAST) revealed the final design details and specifications of its second satellite project, DubaiSat-2. At a press conference held in Dubai yesterday, UAE engineers working on the project shared the details of DubaiSat-2, the UAE's second remote sensing satellite due to be launched into orbit by the end of 2012. "Our investment in the UAE team of engineers is the most important achievement of EIAST through our flagship satellite, ...  >>MORE

Countdown begins to launch of Dubai's second imaging satellite

Posted on 14/04/2011

Engineers are putting the finishing touches to the design of Dubai Sat-2, the emirate's second imaging satellite, to be launched next year. The design will take into account the needs of different government departments, particularly those involved in urban planning, said Salem al Marri, the director of the space programme at the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology. "If you have a higher resolution camera, you can see more details, such as the number of lanes in a ...  >>MORE

Yas view is out of this world

Posted on 12/04/2011

It may look at first glance like a bird's eye view of an alien landscape, but this surreal image is a snapshot taken from space of Abu Dhabi's Yas Island. The striking outline of Ferrari World theme park shows there can be no mistaking the capital's landmark development as seen from miles above the earth. This picture, along with others of the landmark, were captured by DubaiSat-1, the UAE's first satellite launched from Kazakhstan in 2009. The high-resolution images, which were beamed back ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat-1 images help UN efforts in Japan

Posted on 30/03/2011

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology (EIAST), the UAE's premier scientific and technology organisation, has provided recent images of Japan from its UAE-owned and operated DubaiSat-1 satellite. The images of the tsunami and earthquake struck cities were provided to the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as part of a global effort to help assess ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Mohammed inaugurates EIAST's Workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Posted on 17/01/2011

H.H Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, inaugurated a workshop on the applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) hosted by the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) in co-operation with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). Organised under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai , the event is being held until January ...  >>MORE

EIAST celebrates first year anniversary of DubaiSat-1 launch

Posted on 29/07/2010

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science '&' Technology (EIAST) released a mosaic image of the UAE in celebration of the first anniversary of DubaiSat-1, the first remote sensing satellite owned by the UAE. The image is a collection of over 40 scenes taken by DubaiSat-1 throughout the year. They have been integrated using advanced image processing and fusion techniques to create a spectacular mosaic of the UAE, as observed from space. The mosaic shows over 150 kilometres of the coastal ...  >>MORE

EIAST issues DubaiSat-1 image of Al Maktoum International Airport

Posted on 25/07/2010

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) recently issued the image of the Al Maktoum International Airport taken by DubaiSat-1 while it was passing over the UAE. The aerial image shows the airport after the inauguration of its first phase. DubaiSat-1 is a stepping stone in the UAE's attempt to create sound infrastructure that enables the collection of space and earth observation data to power the overall development of the UAE. The satellite highlights the ...  >>MORE

UAE helps region go into orbit

Posted on 26/12/2009

The UAE is forging ahead with the development of a national space industry and its pioneering role can help accelerate the establishment of a pan-Arab space agency which would reduce the cost of sending satellites into orbit. There are currently more than 20 emerging national space projects in the Middle East and Africa, a region that is rapidly evolving as one of the key growth markets for the global space industry. The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology's (EIAST) ...  >>MORE

UAE engineers take lead role in designing satellite

Posted on 26/12/2009

The UAE's space engineers are designing an advanced version of the remote sensing satellite that the nation launched earlier this year. The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), which launched Dubai-Sat 1, said that lessons learnt in its development will ensure that the next project delivers better data quality. Data including images gathered from space will be vital to government agencies for infrastructure development, rural and urban development planning, ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid tours EIAST

Posted on 31/08/2009

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum paid yesterday an inspection visit to the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST). During his tour, Sheikh Mohammed was briefed on progress of work in EIAST well as its development programmes to upgrade its performance. EIAST scientists explained to Sheikh Mohammed the objectives of programmes and research on space, astronomy, energy, environment and water. ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat-1 sends first series of images from space

Posted on 11/08/2009

DubaiSat-1, the UAE's first satellite, has transmitted its first series of UAE images from orbit, including a snapshot of the Palm Jebel Ali. The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology (EIAST) received the images earlier today. His Excellency Ahmed Al Mansoori, Director General of EIAST, said the successful images are an indication of diverse capabilities to be realized imminently. 'These quality images of relevant phenomena such as the Palm Jebel Ali are the first fruits ...  >>MORE

EIAST's DubaiSat-1 launch marks successful implementation of the Strategic Plan of Dubai and the Federal Government

Posted on 05/08/2009

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science '&' Technology (EIAST) has marked the successful implementation of the Dubai and Federal government Strategic Plan in building a knowledge-based economy, with the seamless launch of DubaiSat-1. The DubaiSat-1 launch highlights the deployment by EIAST of advanced technologies to serve the UAE, and in establishing international collaborations in research and advanced technology, both in line with the Strategic Plan. EIAST has also been working to ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat-1 takes UAE flag into space

Posted on 31/07/2009

Following the successful launch of DubaiSat-1 into space at 10:46pm UAE time on July 29, 2009, the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science '&' Technology (EIAST) announced today that the satellite has achieved optimal position in orbit around the earth and has successfully connected with the EIAST earth observation station in Dubai. The earth observation team is now working on DubaiSat-1's calibration and data transfer processes before the satellite becomes fully operational. EIAST ...  >>MORE

UAE's first earth observation satellite blasts into space

Posted on 30/07/2009

The UAE's first earth observation satellite blasted into space as per schedule from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan on Wednesday evening, according to the Interfax news agency. "Six satellites, namely the DubaiSat-1, Deimos 1, UK-DMC 2, Nanosat 1B, AprizeSat 3, AprizeSat 4 were put in orbit by the Russian launcher Dnepr,” Russian military spokesman Alexander Vovk said. The 111-foot-tall booster, a converted ballistic missile now used for satellite launches, shot out of the ...  >>MORE

One giant leap for the UAE

Posted on 29/07/2009

Last week a team of engineers loaded the UAE's first satellite into the nose cone of a converted
Soviet missile. This evening, after three years preparation, DubaiSat-1 is due to be blasted into orbit. Project manager Salem Al Marri said that the team were eagerly expecting the launch, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, a former Soviet military base
in Kazakhstan. "We've been working on this so long. It doesn't seem real that it will be over in the next few days,” he told ...  >>MORE

Launch of satellite group including DubaiSat-1 postponed

Posted on 25/07/2009

Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) announced that the clustered launch of a satellite group including DubaiSat-1, which was scheduled for July 25, has been postponed by the launching company - International Space Company (Cosmotras) - to July 29, 2009. The reason cited for the postponement was to further undertake more safety and security tests. HE Ahmed Al Mansoori, Director General of EIAST said, "It is extremely important that the launching company ensures ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat-1 reaches Baikonour launch base in Kazakhstan

Posted on 08/07/2009

With only 18 days left for the launch of DubaiSat-1, the first remote sensing satellite developed by a UAE entity, the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology (EIAST), the satellite has now been shipped from its development base in South Korea to the launch pad in Baikonour in Kazakhstan. Ahmed Al Mansoori, Director General and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, EIAST, said: "A joint UAE-Korean team is currently working on the testing process for all systems and equipments, ...  >>MORE

EIAST appoints project scientist for UAE National Astronomical Observatory and Telescope project

Posted on 01/07/2009

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science '&' Technology (EIAST) has appointed Professor Hamid M.K. Al-Naimiy, Dean of the College of Sciences at the University of Sharjah (UoS), as Project Scientist for the UAE National Astronomical Observatory and Telescope project. The appointment comes in line with the MoU signed with UoS to exchange technical and human resources expertise. Professor Al-Naimiy, who is also President of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences, will lead the ...  >>MORE

EIAST UAE engineers prepare for shipping DubaiSat-1 to launch base in Kazakhstan

Posted on 21/06/2009

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science '&' Technology (EIAST) announced that the UAE engineers and scientists have completed the final preparations on DubaiSat-1, which is due to be launched on board a Russian Dnepr rocket on July 25, 2009. Final tests and equipment safety preparations have been completed successfully and the UAE team are currently preparing to ship DubaiSat-1 from the factory in Korea to its launch base in Kazakhstan. DubaiSat-1, which is a stepping stone in the ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat-1 set for launch on July 25

Posted on 04/06/2009

The Dh180 million DubaiSat-1 remote sensing satellite, designed to collect data on the earth and space, is to be launched on July 25. The Dubai-based Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (Eiast) announced this a week after the Abu Dhabi-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company said it would launch its first satellite, Yahsat, by the end of 2010. "DubaiSat-1 and Yahsat are totally different," said Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, Chairman of the Board at Eiast. "DubaiSat-1 is ...  >>MORE

UAE pioneer in Arab space world

Posted on 14/04/2009

The UAE is forging ahead with the development of a national space industry and its pioneering role can help accelerate the establishment of a Pan Arab space agency, which would reduce the cost of sending satellites into orbit. The recent announcement by Abu Dhabi based 4C GEOC for a US$1billion dollar Earth Observation Space Centre, Yahsat's planned telecommunication satellites launches and the scheduled launch this summer of the UAE's first ingeniously built remote sensing satellite, ...  >>MORE

Satellite should launch in May

Posted on 11/04/2009

The UAE is now expected to launch its first Earth-observing satellite in May, after a delay of several months. "There is a 90 per cent chance of a launch in May,” said Ahmed al Mansoori, the director general of the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST). "We are delighted. This is very good news.” DubaiSat-1 will be the first non-communications satellite the country has put into orbit. It was originally due to be launched in the fourth quarter of last year but was ...  >>MORE

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Mohammed bin Rashid visits space exhibition


Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre celebrates 6th anniversary of DubaiSat-1 launch


EIAST moves DubaiSat 2 to Russia ahead of its launch; logo of Expo 2020 will be displayed on the DubaiSat-2 launcher rocket


UAE to build own satellites following success of space programme


UN-UAE symposium on space technology


17-year-old’s design space-bound


Creating the next generation of space scientists


DubaiSat-3: Emiratis are reaching for the stars


UAE satellites to be built at home soon


Dubai to make its own space satellites


EIAST denies fall of Russian space debris around UAE territory


DubaiSat-1 images used to monitor Dubai Airport Concourse 3 construction progress


DubaiSat-1 provides first glimpse of MBR City site


DubaiSat-2 to be launched mid-2013


Latest UAE satellite set to be launched in next few months


DubaiSat-1's pyramid image dedicated to Egyptians


Dubaisat takes stunning shot of Costa Concordia


DubaiSat-2 design finalised


DubaiSat-1 transmits images from Mirny Mine in Russia


EIAST engineers reveal design details and specifications of DubaiSat-2


Countdown begins to launch of Dubai's second imaging satellite


Yas view is out of this world


DubaiSat-1 images help UN efforts in Japan


Hamdan bin Mohammed inaugurates EIAST's Workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems


EIAST celebrates first year anniversary of DubaiSat-1 launch


EIAST issues DubaiSat-1 image of Al Maktoum International Airport


UAE helps region go into orbit


UAE engineers take lead role in designing satellite


Mohammed bin Rashid tours EIAST


DubaiSat-1 sends first series of images from space


EIAST's DubaiSat-1 launch marks successful implementation of the Strategic Plan of Dubai and the Federal Government


DubaiSat-1 takes UAE flag into space


UAE's first earth observation satellite blasts into space


One giant leap for the UAE


Launch of satellite group including DubaiSat-1 postponed


DubaiSat-1 reaches Baikonour launch base in Kazakhstan


EIAST appoints project scientist for UAE National Astronomical Observatory and Telescope project


EIAST UAE engineers prepare for shipping DubaiSat-1 to launch base in Kazakhstan


DubaiSat-1 set for launch on July 25


UAE pioneer in Arab space world


Satellite should launch in May