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News Archive / Tagged: United Arab Emirates

  • 71st International Astronautical Congress to take place in Dubai

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 24th, 2019

    The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre signed a contract to host the 71st International Astronautical Congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  • First Ariane 5 flight of 2018 to deliver SES-14 and Al Yah 3 communications satellites into orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiJanuary 24th, 2018

    On Thursday, January 25, Europe’s flagship Ariane 5 booster is scheduled to fly for the first time this year. The rocket is being prepared to orbit the SES-14 and Al Yah 3 communications satellites.

  • United Arab Emirates to build ‘Mars Science City’

    Paul KnightlyOctober 1st, 2017

    A new project to build a Mars Science City in the United Arab Emirates was unveiled during annual government meetings on Sept. 26, 2017, in Abu Dhabi. The ambitious $136 million (AED 500 million) project was launched by Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The goal is to inspire youth to pursue careers in science and engineering as the UAE continues to position itself as an emerging player in space exploration.

  • United Arab Emirates Mars mission collaborates with NASA

    Paul KnightlyDecember 12th, 2016

    The "Hope" Mars mission under development by the United Arab Emirates has continued to make progress in recent weeks with the announcement that NASA will be collaborating with the UAE Space Agency, as first reported by Gulf News on November 26, 2016.