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EIAST Primary Facilities for manufacture of satellites to be completed in coming months

August 19th, 2014

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has announced that works entailing the construction of its primary facility for the manufacture of satellites were on schedule and expected to be completed in the next few months.

The facility comprises a clean

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Dubai Sat 2

DubaiSat-2 is the second satellite to be successfully designed, built and launched by EIAST. As with DubaiSat-1, DubaiSat-2 is fully owned by EIAST, which highlights the ongoing inroads that the UAE is making into the field of space technology leadership. The development of the earth observation satellite also marks the first time that the UAE has actually owned the IP for space technology, a further national landmark. Work was begun following the successful completion of DubaiSat-1 in July 2009, and DubaiSat-2 was successfully launched on November 21, 2013 and is currently in a 600km sun-synchronous orbit.

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“I feel that the UAE has a strong wish to independently launch satellites, DubaiSat1 and DubaiSat2 are good examples of their desire. It’s very important that the government provides funding for such projects as you need to have the politics behind you, as well as a good idea and the ability to implement it. All these three points are brought together through EIAST”

Dr Rainer Sandau, Director Satellites & Space Applications IAA

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DubaiSat 1

The launch of DubaiSat-1 marks a national milestone as it is the first Remote Sensing satellite to be fully-owned by a UAE entity...

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Dubai Sat 2

DubaiSat-2 is the second satellite to be successfully designed, built and launched by EIAST. As with DubaiSat-1, DubaiSat-2 is fully owned by EIAST,

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