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Re: UAE space agency
« Reply #40 on: 02/11/2016 02:19 AM »
There's apparently no mention of it in this thread, but the spacecraft and (I think all) the instruments are being built in the United States. So UAE has contracted with one country to build the spacecraft and another country to launch it.

Now that's not unusual or unprecedented. A number of other countries (like Italy) started out that way. The issue is how much training, education and experience the country gets by doing this, and are they satisfied with the relationship?

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Re: UAE space agency
« Reply #41 on: 02/11/2016 06:55 AM »
That's surprising news. I thought the UAE were going to build it themselves. That have built other LEO satellites previously.
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Re: UAE space agency
« Reply #42 on: 02/11/2016 07:49 AM »
Now that's not unusual or unprecedented. A number of other countries (like Italy) started out that way.

actually the first Italian satellite (San Marco) was entirely made in Italy and launched by an Italian AF team on a US Scout launcher from Wallops.
you probably mean Ariel, the first UK satellite, that was manufactured at NASA's GSFC

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Re: UAE space agency
« Reply #43 on: 03/06/2016 11:16 AM »
A UAE delegation visited (last week) Japan to discuss cooperation in the field of space exploration as well as possible use of Japanese launch vehicle to launch the UAE Mars spacecraft.


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Re: UAE space agency
« Reply #44 on: 03/22/2016 07:15 AM »
A UAE delegation visited (last week) Japan to discuss cooperation in the field of space exploration as well as possible use of Japanese launch vehicle to launch the UAE Mars spacecraft.

The agreement has been formally signed today.

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« Last Edit: 03/22/2016 07:15 AM by Galactic Penguin SST »
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