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The UAE Astronaut Programme is one of the projects
managed by the UAE’s National Space Programme
and funded by the ICT Fund of the (TRA), which
aims to support research and development in the
ICT sector in the UAE and promote the country’s
integration on the global stage.
uae astronauts uae astronauts The UAE Astronaut Programme was initiated in
April 2017 by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid
Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister
of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and HH Sheikh
Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince
of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander
of the UAE Armed Forces.
MARS 2117 Analog Mission This mission is a first of its kind opportunity for
Emiratis in various scientific fields, to be part of
such mission that lays the foundation for future
UAE space endeavors. The UAE Analog Mission
will play a key role in developing Emirati
capabilities and contribute to the development
of the Mars 2117 Programme, which aims to
establish human colonies in Mars by 2117.
Hope Probe Emirates Mars Mission The Hope Probe will be the first probe to provide
a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere and
its layers when it reaches the red planet's orbit in
2021. It will help answer key questions about the
global Martian atmosphere and the loss of hydrogen
and oxygen gases into space over the span of one
Martian year.

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SATELLITE PROGRAMME
It has been at the forefront of the nation’s steadily achieved mission in the space science and technology sector.
UAE ASTRONAUT
It was initiated in April 2017 by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE
MARS 2117
It aims to build the knowledge and scientific capabilities that will enable the UAE to realise humankind’s universal dream
EMIRATES MARS MISSION
The Emirates Mars Mission will be the first Arab mission to another planet. Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe is expected to reach

ABOUT MOHAMMED BIN RASHID SPACE CENTRE

Established in 2006, the Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) started out with five engineers, who took it upon themselves to develop their capabilities and expand their knowledge in the field of space, relying on strong will and solid determination. Since then, the centre has continued its journey to be the incubator of the “UAE National Space Programme”. The MBRSC has undertaken the tasks of building, developing, and operating a number of Earth observation satellites, providing imaging services, analysing and studying them, as well as producing relevant data to scientific communities and research centres around the world. Among the satellites that the centre operates are DubaiSat-1 & DubaiSat-2. The MBRSC is also responsible for KhalifaSat, celebrated as the first satellite that was fully built by Emiratis in 2018. Recently, the centre revealed its plan to develop the new satellite MBZ-SAT, which is expected to be launched at the end of 2023 and to be the latest in the field of high-resolution imaging from outer space.

MBRSC SERVICES

SATELLITE IMAGERY SERVICES

MBRSC provides high-resolution satellite images for government and commercial use in various applications

ANALYSIS AND STUDIES

MBRSC provides high-resolution satellite images for government and commercial use in various applications

GROUND STATION SERVICES

MBRSC provides high-resolution satellite images for government and commercial use in various applications

Explore more about our Imaging and Data Analysis Services

TRACK KHALIFASAT

FACTS & FIGURES

  • Launched
    29th October 2018 on board a H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
  • Emirati Engineers
    A Korean/Emirati team made up by 30% Emiratis
  • Altitude
    613 km (low Earth orbit), Mass: 330 kg
  • Orbit speed
    98.1 minutes to complete one orbit of the Earth
  • Mission
    Detailed 3Dimagery, with a GSD of 0.7 m panchromatic and 2.98 GSD in four multispectral bands


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