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  • About EIAST

    Established by the Dubai Government in 2006, the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology 

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  • Our Strategy

    To be recognized globally as a center of excellence in the field of space science and technological innovation.

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  • Our Projects

    EIAST's space program is striving to make the UAE an internationally recognized hub for pioneering space systems and for innovative

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  • Our Services

    We now have two fully-functioning satellites in orbit, both of which have been specifically engineered to function as Earth Observation 

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  • Entaliq Program

    EIAST’s Entaliq Scholarship oers -nancial support to eligible high school graduates.

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  • Khalifasat

    EIAST’s third and most technologically advanced satellite.

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  • Atlas

    The Atlas of the UAE is a composite of satellite images taken by DubaiSat-1

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  • RSAC 2014

    Remote Sensing Application competition to conduct scientific research and comprehensive study in designing and implementing state-of-the-art applications for the use of Earth Observation images acquired by DubaiSat-2.

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  • HAPS

    The HAPS system combines between the benefits of a satellite, in terms of altitude and applications, and an aircraft, in terms of re-usability and coverage

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  • PanGeo

    The PanGeo Alliance is the first global alliance of Earth Observation satellite operators

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Latest News

EIAST announces real-life case studies for Earth Day celebrations

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), part of Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), celebrated World Earth Day with a touch of technology. To celebrate this important day, EIAST announced the results of 2 case studies that underwent change detection to their individual vegetation index. The Al Meydan and Sharjah University areas in the UAE underwent vegetation detection to highlight the changes between these 2 areas in the UAE, at two different …

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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
Welcome to the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center Website

On a mission to implement the UAE project to enter the space age and to develop high scientific competencies among Emirati professionals, and in line with the UAE Vision 2021 and the declaration of 2015 as the “Year of Innovation”…

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, issued a decree establishing the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center to which, the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) shall affiliate.

The center shall develop research, projects and studies related to the fields of space and advanced science and technology. It shall, also, oversee the preparations and implementation of all phases of the UAE probe exploration mission to Mars by 2020.

The website is currently under construction and shall keep you informed of all its latest news, works and projects, and shall act as a platform for the publication and dissemination of specialized knowledge of space science.

أهلاً بكم في موقع مركز محمد بن راشد للفضاء

على طريق تنفيذ مشروع الإمارات لدخول عصر الفضاء وتكوين كفاءات علمية ومعرفية إماراتية متخصصة، وانسجاماً مع رؤية الإمارات 2021 وإعلان 2015 عاماً للابتكار..

أصدر صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم نائب رئيس الدولة رئيس مجلس الوزراء حاكم دبي قراراً بإنشاء مركز محمد بن راشد للفضاء وضم مؤسسة الإمارات للعلوم والتقنية المتقدمة (إياست) إليه.

وسيعمل المركز على الأبحاث والمشاريع والدراسات المتعلقة في مجال الفضاء ومجال العلوم والتكنولوجيا المتقدمة، وبالاضافة الى إعداد وتنفيذ والاشراف على كافة مراحل ارسال المسبار الإماراتي لاستكشاف المريخ بحلول العام 2020

الموقع تحت الانشاء وسيوافيكم بكل جديد حول أعماله ومشاريعه وسيشكل منصة لنشر وتعميم المعرفة المتخصصة بعلوم الفضاء.