| Date:21-11-2013 EIAST successfully launches Dubai Sat-2 into outer space|
The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has announced the successful launch of Dubai Sat-2 into outer space today (November 21, 2013) promptly at 11:10am UAE local time. The successful launch marks another accomplishment for the UAE in aerospace and complements EIAST’s achievements in the fields of space science and advanced technology, which further consolidates the country’s pioneering status in the global space industry map. Dubai Sat-2 was launched into outer space from the Yasny Launch Base in Russia, using the Russian Dnepr rocket launcher in cooperation with the Russian International Space Company (Kozmotras), under the supervision of EIAST representatives and team of engineers.
| Date:23-04-2013 Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology launches first satellite project to be completed in UAE|
Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has today (Tuesday, April 23, 2013) announced the launch of the new strategic project DubaiSat-3, the first satellite that will be completed in the UAE. A core team of 45 UAE experts and engineers will lead the development of DubaiSat-3, the third satellite program to be undertaken by EIAST in collaboration with its partner Satrec Initiative (SI), the leading solution provider for Earth observation missions.
|Date :28-01-2013 No threat anticipated by COSMOS 1484 satellite re-entering the earth's atmosphere|
|No threat anticipated: EIAST has analysed the reported threat posed by a Russian satellite, called COSMOS 1484, re-entering the earth’s atmosphere, which some claim will fall in or around UAE territory. EIAST wishes to ensure the public that such an occurrence poses virtually no threat since the friction caused by re-entry into the atmosphere causes the satellite to break down into pieces and burn out. |