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Dubai’s MBRSC to build UAE’s first environmental monitoring satellite

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and the Dubai Municipality have signed an agreement to design and build the region’s and United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) first environmental monitoring nanometric satellites, dubbed DM SAT1. The DM SAT1 concept came out of the Dubai Future Accelerators programme and will collect environmental …

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Arabsat and ERTU launch Egyptian bouquet

Arab Satellite Communications Organization, Arabsat, celebrated the official launch of the Egyptian bouquet on Arabsat 5-C that covers the entire African continent. It came on the sidelines of Cairo International Information and Telecommunication Technology Exhibition & Conference – Cairo ICT 2016 – which was kicked off under the patronage of …

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Turkey’s space agency still stalled by lack of policy and disagreements over who is in charge

With the launch last week of Göktürk-1, the latest Turkish reconnaissance satellite, attention has now turned to the status of the long awaited Turkish Space Agency. Writing in Al-Monitor, Turkish journalist and retired military officer, Metin Gurcan, has provided revealing details about why the Turkish government has found establishing a …

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