On 29 December 2013, UAE's Vice President and Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced that the UAE will launch the first satellite fully built and manufactured in 2017 launching its executive phase. Khalifa Sat will be build under the responsibility of the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST).
The U.A.E. Ministry of the Interior, represented by Abu Dhabi Police GIS Center for Security, has become a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to chair a new, planned international OGC Law Enforcement and Public Safety Working Group.
The United Arab Emirates, represented by Tarek Al Awadhi, Head of the Spectrum & International Affairs Section at the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRI), was selected as a chair of the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12) which opened in Geneva today. This is the first time the UAE has chaired the conference since joining in 1972.
The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) highlighted its contributions to space technology and the regional and global applications of its services at the Global Space & Satellite Forum (GSSF) held from May 9 to 11 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
Speaking during the first panel session of the Global Space and Satellite Forum 2011 (GSSF), Ahmed Al Mansoori, Director General, Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology, today emphasised the impact of satellite technology across urban planning,
The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology (EIAST), the UAE’s premier scientific and technology organisation, has provided recent images of Japan from its UAE-owned and operated DubaiSat-1 satellite. The images of the tsunami and earthquake struck cities were provided to the United Nations Platform for
Engineers were celebrating the successful launch of the UAE's first government satellite last night. DubaiSat-1 took off on a Dnepr rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan last night on schedule at 10.46 UAE time.
Images from DubaiSat-1 can be used for a variety of applications from urban development, scientific research, telecommunications, transportation to civil engineering and constructions, mapping and GIS. (Source: EIAST)