As the first step in its journey to space, KhalifaSat was flown from Dubai to Incheon International Airport in South Korea on an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter aircraft that was specially chartered for the occasion.
The Hope Probe is three-metres tall with 600 KW solar panels, and will soon embark on its 55-million-kilometre journey to the Red Planet, with a view to sending the spaceship to Mars by 2021 to coincide with the country’s 50th anniversary.
Franco Fenoglio, Head of Human Spaceflight & Transportation Unit at Thales Alenia Space, has emphasised why effective communication with Mars is important to facilitate how human beings will live and work in space.
His Excellency Dr Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director General for the UAE Space Agency, in his keynote address at CABSAT’s Satellite Communications Conference, underlined the importance of the country’s space programmes.
The UAE Space Agency has recently launched a new online portal called ‘iShuttle’, designed to engage with and drive interest in space among students, teachers and the wider public.
The UAE has reportedly become the first-ever Arab-Islamic country to become an official member of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters.
The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has launched the …
The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) is showcasing the Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope probe model for the first time at the Dubai Airshow 2017.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced that it will host the United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum: “Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development.”
The Minister of State for Higher Education and Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, HE Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, has announced that the Dubai will be hosting the 71st International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in 2020.