October 20, 2015
At the Second Eye on Earth Summit, which was held Oct. 6-8, 2015, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), the UAE Space Agency highlighted the importance of satellite and space technology for environmental-monitoring purposes.
June 23, 2015
The 2016 United Arab Emirates (UAE) Drones for Good Award is accepting online video and proposal submissions until Nov. 1, 2015. Initially developed in 2014, the award features a $1 million cash prize and is “dedicated to transforming these exciting technologies into practical solutions for improving people’s lives.”
April 21, 2015
The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology promoted a remote sensing applications competition to use imagery from DubaiSat-2 and received 20 concepts. Now the concepts are being further developed for presentation to a panel of judges that will assess their benefits, creativity and innovation.
February 10, 2015
DUBAI, UAE, Feb. 7, 2015 —The winners of the first 'UAE Drones for Good Award', the largest award of its kind in the world, were announced today in the presence of His Highness Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE ministers and international dignitaries. The competition, launched at the 2014 Government Summit, took place in Dubai Internet
December 17, 2014
Airbus Defence and Space, Thales Alenia Space and partners will build two Falcon Eye satellites for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces. The satellites will be delivered with a ground system to manage, receive and process imagery from the satellites.
December 9, 2014
Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has signed as the leader of the industrial team (including Thales Alenia Space as co-prime contractor), a contract with the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAEAF) for the development, manufacture and launch of Falcon Eye, a high-performance optical Earth-observation satellite system. The contract was officially
October 5, 2014
DUBAI, Oct. 1, 2014—The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) announced it joined the first global alliance of Earth Observation satellites operators, PanGeo. The alliance was announced at the annual Summit on Earth Observation Business, in its sixth edition, in Paris and is a coalition between EIAST, and three other parties, to share
October 2, 2014
DUBAI, UAE, Sept. 25, 2014—Airbus Defence and Space announced today that a team comprising engineers from the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) and the Airbus Zephyr programme has successfully completed the first civil flight of the Airbus Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS). The flight, completed last week in Dubai, achieved the highest