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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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« 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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Re: UAE space agency
« Reply #46 on: 10/02/2017 03:50 PM »
United Arab Emirates to establish human spaceflight program

ADELAIDE, Australia — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to establish its own astronaut corps in the next year, seeking to fly its citizens into space on other nations’ vehicles starting in the early 2020s.

In a panel discussion at the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) here Sept. 28, officials with the country’s new space agency said that the country sought to develop a “sustainable” human spaceflight program with scientific applications, rather than simply the prestige of flying humans in space.

“This is an initiative from the UAE government to have a sustainable human spaceflight program,” said Salem Humaid Al Marri, assistant director general at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre. “When we talk about sustainable, that means that we are not looking at launching an astronaut for a week or launching a tourist flight, but we’re looking at a program that is based on science.”

Al Marri said later that the government will formally request applications from astronauts by the end of this year or the first quarter of 2018. He didn’t disclose what criteria the space agency had developed for its astronaut program.

That will be followed by a selection process that he estimated will last from six to ten months before choosing between four and six astronauts. “Probably towards the lower end,” he said of that range of four to six, “because obviously all of the astronauts that we train we would also look to fly them at some point.”

The first of those astronauts would fly by the end of 2021, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the UAE. “We have not decided on who will be flying us yet,” he said. “We do envisage that we partner up with all of the major space agencies, somehow and in some structure.”

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Re: UAE space agency
« Reply #47 on: 06/09/2018 07:28 AM »
DUBAI, 6th June, 2018 (WAM) -- The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre announced that 95 out of the 4,022 applicants have been shortlisted for the UAE Astronaut Programme, part of the UAE National Space Programme. It aims to train and prepare a team of Emiratis to be sent to space for various scientific missions. The programme was announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in April 2017.

The shortlisted applicants are 75 males and 20 females of ages between 23 to 48 years, from across the UAE. The list includes 64 candidates under the age of 35 and 31 candidates over 35 years of age. They hail from diversified educational and vocational backgrounds including civil aviation, air force, medicine, STEM and education.
The finalists will undergo an intensive training programme, consisting of several stages according to the highest international standards. It will start with the basic training stage, during which candidates will learn about the objectives and plans of the programme and learn the basics of scientific disciplines, including space engineering and space science. Candidates will also have to learn Russian and train in space science and research. They will then move on to advanced and intensive training, during which participants will learn about the maintenance and management of loads, as well as a range of skills including robotics, navigation, medical aid and resource management. Upon completion of this stage, the astronaut will be eligible to participate in missions to the ISS. The first Emirati astronaut will be sent to space in the coming years, and the rest of the team will follow to ISS.