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MBRSC announces completion of final design of KhalifaSat engineering model

Posted on 07/01/2016

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre has announced the final design completion of the engineering model of KhalifaSat, in addition to ¬the software and systems within the satellite (critical design review). The significance of this achievement is that it is the penultimate step prior to the manufacturing of the Flight Model of KhalifaSat, scheduled for launch in 2018 on MHI's H-IIA launch vehicle, which is owned by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. In addition to the Flight Model of KhalifaSat, ...  >>MORE

EIAST announces return of KhalifaSat team to Dubai

Posted on 23/03/2015

The team of engineers from the Emirates Institute of Advanced Science and Tehcnology (EIAST) who have been participating in the long knowledge transfer program in South Korea, have successfully concluded their stay in the city of Daejeon and returned back to Dubai, which marks a key milestone in EIAST's history. "The return of the KhalifaSat team is a milestone not just for EIAST but also for the UAE in general. Although the cooperation with South Korea has not ended yet, the engineers have ...  >>MORE

Yahsat and Thuraya join forces at Satellite 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Posted on 18/03/2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Yahsat and Thuraya, both UAE-based providers of innovative multi-purpose satellite solutions, have teamed up to exhibit together for the first time at a major industry event. The two companies are co-exhibiting this week at Satellite 2015, the annual international exhibition of satellite technology taking place in Washington, DC. In addition to a CEO keynote speech, members of both Yahsat and Thuraya's senior management teams will be representing their companies at ...  >>MORE

EIAST orders satellite launch services from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd

Posted on 10/03/2015

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has tasked Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) for the launch of the landmark project KhalifaSat. KhalifaSat is the most advanced satellite ever created for the UAE and the first to be conceptualised and built by a team of Emirati engineers. KhalifaSat will be launched on MHI's H-IIA launch vehicle together with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) GOSAT-2, a satellite tasked to observe the progression of ...  >>MORE

EIAST and AUS launch U.A.E.'s first CubeSat Mission Nayif-1

Posted on 05/11/2014

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), in partnership with American University of Sharjah (AUS), launched the U.A.E.'s first CubeSat Mission, a Nanosatellite that offers hands-on experience to engineering students in the design, integration, testing, and operation of a communications satellite. Nayif-1 is in line with U.A.E.'s vision of building a competitive Knowledge Based Economy (KBE) as well as taking steps towards developing the U.A.E.'s Science and ...  >>MORE

EIAST announces completion of KhalifaSat design

Posted on 16/10/2014

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology, EIAST, has announced the completion of KhalifaSat's design, the first satellite that will be designed and built by Emirati engineers in the U.A.E. During a meeting of the internal review board, which comprised of system engineers, managers and consultants, EIAST's engineers presented their designs on the different modules and sub-systems of KhalifaSat and discussed the different aspects of the satellite's design concluding the first ...  >>MORE

EIAST Primary Facilities for manufacture of satellites to be completed in coming months

Posted on 20/08/2014

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has announced that works entailing the construction of its primary facility for the manufacture of satellites were on schedule and expected to be completed in the next few months. The facility comprises a clean room for the manufacture of satellites, an electrical laboratory, as well as a mechanical lab. With a total area of 210.25 square meters, this primary facility is the first phase of a bigger development dedicated to ...  >>MORE

EIAST reaffirms space research, technology commitments with high level delegation from France

Posted on 07/07/2014

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has received a high-level delegation from Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the French government space agency, following commitments made earlier by both entities to enhance partnerships in space-related research, projects, and technology developments. EIAST said the visit of the French delegation led by President of CNES, Jean-Yves Le Gall, reaffirms the strong resolve of both space agencies to promote ...  >>MORE

Khalifa Sat project expected into Earth’s orbit by 2017

Posted on 15/05/2014

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology, also known as EIAST, is on track to build the first Arab-made satellite — expected to be in the Earth's orbit by 2017, its senior official says. Omran Sharaf, director of Programme Management Department, EIAST, said Khalifa Sat project will be a 100 per cent Emirati satellite and will boost the UAE space programme. "The first two projects namely Dubai Sat-1 and Dubai Sat-2 were developed outside the country. But Khalifa Sat will be ...  >>MORE

EIAST launches 'Super Resolution Tool' that enhances resolution and clarity of satellite images

Posted on 12/05/2014

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) yesterday revealed that 'EIAST Super Resolution Tool' developed by Saeed Al Mansoori, an Emirati engineer involved in EAIST's centre of application and analysis development project, has boosted and enhanced the resolution of satellite images - including those taken by DubaiSat-2 - by 0.75 meters. The innovative tool significantly improves the image details by increasing the number of pixels when zoomed in. This subsequently ...  >>MORE

KhalifaSat to fine-tune earth imaging knowhow

Posted on 31/12/2013

The UAE's first satellite to be built on UAE soil, KhalifaSat, will be a more powerful tool to capture high-resolution images of the earth and more agile than its predecessors. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday gave the green light to the Emirates Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (Eiast) to build the KhalifaSat, a 100 per cent Emirati-designed and built earth imaging satellite. "This is a ...  >>MORE

UAE to launch Khalifa Sat in 2017: Mohammed bin Rashid

Posted on 30/12/2013

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Sunday launched the executive phases for building the Khalifa Sat, the first satellite to be fully built and manufactured at the hands of 100% UAE competent experts and to be place on orbit by 2017. Khalifa Sat will be the first Arab-made satellite, catapulting the Arab region into a new era of space industry and competition in space sciences. While launching the promising project at the ...  >>MORE