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UAE to Send Astronauts to International Space Station, Launch National Space Programme

Vice President and 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, launched on April 12, 2017, the UAE National Space Programme and approved the programme’s strategy. …

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Student Sponsored by UAE’s MBRSC Publishes Science Paper With NASA’s MAVEN Team

Noora Al Saeed, a student from the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Programme, launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), has participated as a member of NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) Mission science team. The new results announced by NASA on March 30, 2017, revealed that …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Defining a New Space Era

Over the past 12 months, we have heard a lot about it. It is being discussed at conferences, throughout exhibition halls, in the press and throughout the space industry at large. It is NewSpace. But what is it? SpaceWatch Middle East contributing editor Helen Jameson, gives her take on NewSpace; …

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Saudi Arabia To Contribute To China’s Chang’e-4 Moon Mission

As part of his six week-long tour of Asian countries, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has presided over a major space agreement between his Kingdom and Asia’s leading space power, China. This prominent agreement is a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the King Abdulaziz City of Science …

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UAE Aims To Be Global Hub For Science, Knowledge, and Exploration

The UAE is a young country that has fast transitioned into a global hub for producing knowledge. With its ‘Shuttle of Hope’, the country has re-affirmed that nothing is impossible. An interactive session titled ‘Above and Beyond Conventional Topics’ at the Public Diplomacy and Government Communication Forum, in Dubai on …

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#SpaceWatchME Review: Twelfth Annual Ilan Ramon International Space Conference Emphasizes International Cooperation

Ian Christensen, Project Manager at the Secure World Foundation, reports for SpaceWatch Middle East, on the 12th Annual Ilan Ramon International Space Conference held in Herzilya, Israel, on 30-31 January 2017. The 12th Annual Ilan Ramon International Space Conference was held in Herzilya, Israel on 30-31 January 2017. Organized by the Israeli Ministry of …

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