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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - MOHAMMED BIN RASHID SPACE CENTRE

Mohammed bin Rashid, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince launch National Space Program

Posted on 13/04/2017

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed in Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander launched yesterday the UAE National Space Program and approved the program's strategy. The program, which will be executed by young Emirati cadres, was announced on Wednesday during a visit by Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space ...  >>MORE

Airbus Little Engineer conducts space workshop for UAE Students

Posted on 09/03/2017

Emirati university students participated in an interactive space exploration workshop at the inaugural Mohammed bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC, in Abu Dhabi yesterday. The workshop, conducted by the Airbus Little Engineer initiative, introduced close to 50 students to the world of aerospace and robotics. Led by aerospace experts, the workshop was adapted to incorporate advanced programming language and challenged the students to ...  >>MORE

VP tasks Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre to lead Mars 2117 project

Posted on 23/02/2017

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, issued directives to Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, to lead the Mars 2117 project and prepare a 100-year plan for its implementation. As per his directives, the centre's plan will focus on preparing specialised national cadres and developing their capabilities in the fields of space science, research, artificial intelligence, robotics and advanced space technologies. The centre ...  >>MORE

VP, Mohamed bin Zayed unveil "Mars 2117 Project"

Posted on 15/02/2017

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, unveiled on Tuesday the "Mars 2117 Project" which aims at its final stage to establish the first inhabitable human settlement in Mars by 2117. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said that exploring the space is an old human dream, where "our objective is ...  >>MORE

Global Space Congress discusses latest space technologies

Posted on 01/02/2017

Experts at the Global Space Congress, which opened here on Tuesday discussed the latest technologies in space exploration and ways to strengthen international efforts to develop this vital sector. The International Astronautical Federation also revealed plans to establish an international innovation agenda in the field of astronautics, in a bid to keep up with current challenges in the space sector. The Congress further offered a platform to strengthen international efforts and forge ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid attends 1st session of "Space Project" Forum

Posted on 25/01/2017

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has attended the first edition of the "Project Space" Forum at Dubai World Trade Centre. H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai accompanied him. The two-day event, being organised by The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, is being held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman ...  >>MORE

MBRSC launches a Research Grant Program for promoting research and study on space science

Posted on 22/12/2016

As part of its efforts to build the capabilities of the next generation of Emirati scientists, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced its call of the Research Grant Program. The program aims to promote research and studies related to space science in the UAE. Those from the UAE community willing to participate in the program can suggest research topics related to space science or Mars and MBRSC will provide the funds for the implementation of the research selected. The ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre inks agreement with Dubai Municipality to launch region’s first nanometric satellite

Posted on 18/12/2016

"The forward-looking vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has taken our mission to shape the future to the outer space," asserted H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, and President of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). His remarks underline the agreement signed by MBRSC with Dubai ...  >>MORE

UAE’s Mars mission bears a mark of its legacy

Posted on 06/11/2016

It proves the fact that this nation and its people have never shied away from a bold intent, a UAE newspaper has said. The UAE is a young and proud nation, commented 'Gulf News today, one that has been on a determined and focused march of progress for the past 45 years. It has a spirit of adventure, of reaching out, of creating and building on innovation. It has never stood still and it boldly seeks new challenges and meets obstacles as opportunities to move forward. It's this spirit of growth ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre wins Inspiration Award at World Space Risk Forum 2016

Posted on 06/11/2016

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, won the Inspiration Award at the World Space Risk Forum, WSRF, 2016, for its achievements in space science and space industry. WSRF is a global event that brings together experts in the space industry from around the world. Salem Al Marri, Assistant Director-General for Scientific and Technical Affairs at MBRSC, received the award from Laurent Lemaire, organiser and host of the WSRF and Chairman and CEO of Elseco, an insurance underwriting ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid opens 2nd phase of UAE satellite manufacturing complex

Posted on 03/11/2016

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum reviewed the designs of Hope Probe, as part of the Emirates Mars Mission. The project will send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021 marking the UAE's 50th National Day. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid gave the green light to start manufacturing the probe's prototypes, the Arab world's first Mars probe. The project place the UAE with the nine countries that aim to explore ...  >>MORE

Emirates Mars Mission workshop to be held in October

Posted on 15/08/2016

The second annual Emirates Mars Mission science workshop is set to take place in Dubai in October. The workshop targets students and graduates from UAE universities and will be held on October 3 at The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre announced on Sunday. The workshop will cover topics including the Martian atmosphere and other features of the Red Planet, as well as its history and evolution over millions of years. Professors from UAE universities and ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre marks Moon landing

Posted on 21/07/2016

A UAE satellite has captured images of the Moon to mark the 47th anniversary of the day humans set foot on the celestial body. The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre commemorated the Apollo 11 mission to put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface by releasing DubaiSat-2 images of the Moon during its waxing crescent phase. Usually aimed towards Earth, the high-resolution imaging satellite – the centre's second – was pointed in the opposite direction to capture the still of the ...  >>MORE

UAE candidates for Mars mission could soon taste-test Red Planet crops

Posted on 02/07/2016

Martian food will soon be on the menu for potential astronauts, including two from the UAE, who are in the race to travel to the Red Planet in 2026. As part of the Mars One project, scientists from Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands were able to grow food in Martian-like soil that is safe for human beings to eat. Radishes, peas, rye and tomatoes were among the 10 crops the experiment was able to yield without containing dangerous levels of heavy metals present on ...  >>MORE

MBRSC and AUS announce readiness of Nayif-1 satellite for launch

Posted on 28/06/2016

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, and the American University of Sharjah, AUS, have announced the completion of the design and building of the communication Nanosatellite, Nayif-1. The satellite has also successfully passed all stages and tests, and is now ready for launch into space aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket. The UAE's first Nanosatellite was developed by Emirati engineering students from AUS under the supervision of a team of engineers and specialists from MBRSC within the ...  >>MORE

Dubai International Airport captured from space

Posted on 24/06/2016

The massive, space-age infrastructure needed to handle 90 million passengers flying in and out of the world's biggest airport has been captured, conveniently, by a photograph from a space satellite. The image comes courtesy of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre and shows the new Dh4.4 billion Concourse D at Dubai International Airport, runways and planes taxiing to their gates. Surrounding the airport, the residential and industrial areas of Dubai can also be seen. Concourse D has 21 plane ...  >>MORE

NASA Administrator visits MBRSC

Posted on 16/06/2016

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visited the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) accompanied by a number of NASA officials and representatives of the United States Embassy in the UAE and the United States Consulate in Dubai. Bolden and the accompanying delegation met with Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of MBRSC, project managers and a number of officials. The two parties discussed various issues related to the space sector, as well as the centre's achievements in promoting the ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Economy, UNIDO discuss preparations for Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit in Abu Dhabi in March 2017

Posted on 16/06/2016

The UAE Ministry of Economy has received a delegation from the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) at its Dubai headquarters that met with members of the organising committee of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS). The meeting is part of ongoing preparations for the launch of the inaugural edition of the event in Abu Dhabi taking place in March 2017. The session was headed by Abdullah Sultan Alfan, Assistant Undersecretary for Industrial Affairs ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre monitors changes on Dubai coastline landscape witnessed between 2009 and 2015

Posted on 07/04/2016

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced the results of conducting an analytical study to monitor the changes on Dubai coastlines during varying periods between 2009 and 2015. The study covered the natural geographical and human changes the Dubai coastline witnessed, from Al Mamzar Beach Park to the Dubai Waterfront Project and the Arabian Canal. This study classified the land attached to the coast, and identified the expansion and the partial and total erosion ratios. The ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, signs MoU with AUS to develop Emirati human resources in space science and technology

Posted on 04/04/2016

Within the context of strengthening cooperation with educational institutions in the UAE and developing an organisational framework to develop such cooperation, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with American University of Sharjah (AUS) to develop Emirati human resources qualified to work in the fields of space science and technology, and consequently developing the space technology sector in the UAE. Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director ...  >>MORE

Mohammad bin Rashid Space Centre to be profiled on CNN

Posted on 29/02/2016

The Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will be profiled in an international TV programme on CNN at 7pm on February 29. The Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre will be featured on The Connectors segment in CNN International's programme, Connect The World with Becky Anderson. In the profile, CNN meets some of scientists behind the Space Centre and their quest to launch the Arab World's first Mars probe. Salem Al Merri, assistant director-general, Scientific and Technology Affairs, MBRSC, ...  >>MORE

Mars Mission team lead sheds light on the importance of project for UAE’s future

Posted on 25/02/2016

In an interactive session at Global Women's Forum Dubai, Sarah Amiri, Mars Mission Deputy Project Manager and Science Lead, has discussed her work in the aerospace sector as well as the importance of the Hope Mars Mission project at the Mohamed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, in developing and sustaining the UAE's future. Ibrahim Hamza Al-Qasim, the mission's Deputy Project Manager for Strategic Planning, opened the discussion by introducing Sarah Amiri and exploring her various ...  >>MORE

Amiri, 29, to head UAE Council of Scientists

Posted on 12/02/2016

A day after unveiling a new Cabinet on Wednesday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, appointed 29-year-old Sarah Amiri, Emirates Mars Mission Science Team Leader at the Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), as Chairperson of the UAE Council of Scientists. The new council, which was unveiled during the structural changes in the federal government by Sheikh Mohammad at the World Government summit on Monday, ...  >>MORE

HCT prepares students to join space industry and knowledge economy: VC

Posted on 23/01/2016

Dr. Abdullatif, Al Shamsi, Vice Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), has outlined the HCT's priorities for the next five years, which include preparing a generation of academically, scientifically and professionally qualified engineers to meet the requirements of a knowledge-based economy, advanced technology and the space industry. ‘'Our ambitions have no boundaries, and they evolve to keep pace with future aspirations and visions of the wise leadership and the rapid changes ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid publishes on UAE Project to Explore Mars

Posted on 10/01/2016

The UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has said that, following in the footsteps of our great -grandfathers, we have great dreams and ambitions which start from the sky, and we will look again for the stars to build our glory. In his preface to his book on the UAE Project to Explore Mars, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed writes, "In December 2, 1971, the first man-made spaceship in the history landed on Mars which marked ...  >>MORE

First satellite designed and made by Emirati team to carry poem to space

Posted on 21/12/2015

The latest creation at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) is almost ready to come out of the oven. Not just any oven – one where Nayif-1, a nanosatellite designed and made by an Emirati team, is in its final stage, where the protective layer over the spacecraft's electronic boards are heat-sealed for strength. Nayif-1 is the first Emirati cubesat, or nanosatellite, meaning it weighs only 1.32 kilograms. It measures 10 x 10 x 11.35 centimetres. Due to be ...  >>MORE

UAE Mars Mission a source of inspiration

Posted on 05/12/2015

Over the next five years, Mars will no longer be just another planet for the UAE. The Red Planet will be an integral part of every household, making the Emirates Mars Mission every UAE resident's affair. His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced in May that the UAE would send the first Arab probe to Mars to create mankind's first integrated model of the Martian atmosphere. The unmanned probe will be launched ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre announces 10 innovative space technologies, satellite applications

Posted on 24/11/2015

DUBAI, 24th November 2015 (WAM) --- The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced 10 new innovative space technologies and satellite applications, distributed among KhalifaSat, Nayif-1, SAFIY and "Semi-Supervised classification tool for DubaiSat-2 multispectral images". Most of the innovative technologies were designed to meet the needs and requirements of their users, inside and outside the UAE. The announcement took place during the UAE Innovation Week, one of the most ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre signs MoU with Abu Dhabi Airports

Posted on 09/09/2015

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Abu Dhabi Airports, to facilitate cooperation, information and data exchange between the two organisations in the fields of satellite imagery applications, knowledge and experience transfer, and human resources development. The MoU was signed by Salem Humaid Al Marri, Assistant Director-General for Scientific and Technical Affairs at MBRSC on behalf of the Centre's Director-General, and Ahmad Al ...  >>MORE

MBRSC launches new magazine to spread knowledge of space science

Posted on 17/08/2015

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, has announced the launch of its new magazine ‘Majarat', which focuses on space science and technology, and is aimed at spreading knowledge and awareness about the centre's work, local and global space science news and related discoveries and points of scientific interest from around the world. Published bi-monthly in Arabic and English, the magazine will set new standards in science publications, discussing sophisticated topics in layman's language ...  >>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

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre to implement Innovative Remote Sensing Applications Developed by Masdar

Posted on 13/07/2015

Students and faculty from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have won top prizes for their innovative applications of high-resolution satellite data as part of a competition held by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, reinforcing Masdar Institute's commitment to develop the human and intellectual capital needed for the UAE's space ambitions. Masdar Institute's project teams defeated 23 other teams to win three of the top five prizes at the ‘Remote Sensing Applications Competition ...  >>MORE

VP establishes Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre

Posted on 12/07/2015

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a law establishing Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, which will work to support country's efforts in the space field and supervise design and manufacturing and launch of Al Amal, or ‘Hope', the Arab world's first Mars probe to establish an integrated infrastructure to manufacture satellite in the country as well as taking advantage of its applications in all ...  >>MORE

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Mohammed bin Rashid, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince launch National Space Program


Airbus Little Engineer conducts space workshop for UAE Students


VP tasks Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre to lead Mars 2117 project


VP, Mohamed bin Zayed unveil "Mars 2117 Project"


Global Space Congress discusses latest space technologies


Mohammed bin Rashid attends 1st session of "Space Project" Forum


MBRSC launches a Research Grant Program for promoting research and study on space science


Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre inks agreement with Dubai Municipality to launch region’s first nanometric satellite


UAE’s Mars mission bears a mark of its legacy


Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre wins Inspiration Award at World Space Risk Forum 2016


Mohammed bin Rashid opens 2nd phase of UAE satellite manufacturing complex


Emirates Mars Mission workshop to be held in October


Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre marks Moon landing


UAE candidates for Mars mission could soon taste-test Red Planet crops


MBRSC and AUS announce readiness of Nayif-1 satellite for launch


Dubai International Airport captured from space


NASA Administrator visits MBRSC


Ministry of Economy, UNIDO discuss preparations for Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit in Abu Dhabi in March 2017


Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre monitors changes on Dubai coastline landscape witnessed between 2009 and 2015


Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, signs MoU with AUS to develop Emirati human resources in space science and technology


Mohammad bin Rashid Space Centre to be profiled on CNN


Mars Mission team lead sheds light on the importance of project for UAE’s future


Amiri, 29, to head UAE Council of Scientists


HCT prepares students to join space industry and knowledge economy: VC


Mohammed bin Rashid publishes on UAE Project to Explore Mars


First satellite designed and made by Emirati team to carry poem to space


UAE Mars Mission a source of inspiration


Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre announces 10 innovative space technologies, satellite applications


Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre signs MoU with Abu Dhabi Airports


MBRSC launches new magazine to spread knowledge of space science


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


Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre to implement Innovative Remote Sensing Applications Developed by Masdar


VP establishes Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre