Tags : Space and astronomy

The first all-private astronaut’s team arrives at the International Space Station

WASHINGTON: The first all-private team of astronauts comprising three businessmen and a former astronaut, arrived yesterday at the International Space Station (ISS), aboard a SpaceX rocket, Reuters reported. The Ax-1 mission commander, Spanish-American Michael Lopez-Alegria, along with Canadian Mark Pathy, American Larry Connor and Israeli Eytan Stibbe, in their blue and black uniforms, exited the […]...Read More

NASA’s new moon rocket heads to launchpad tests

CAPE CANAVERAL: NASA’s next-generation moon rocket began a highly anticipated, slow-motion journey out of its assembly plant en route to the launch pad in Florida for a final round of tests in the coming weeks that will determine how soon the spacecraft can fly, Reuters reported. Rollout of the 32-story-tall Space Launch System (SLS) rocket […]...Read More

UAE’s Hope Probe traces dust storms on Mars

DUBAI: The Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary exploration was undertaken by an Arab nation, is returning a number of unique observations of Martian dust storms, providing an unparalleled depth of information and insight into the way in which these storms evolve and spread across huge swathes of the planet. Hope provides a powerful platform […]...Read More

Emirates Mars Mission releases the second batch of scientific data to the world

DUBAI: The Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary mission undertaken by an Arab nation, has released the second tranche of observations to a global audience of scientists, researchers, educationalists and enthusiasts. Over 76 GB of raw data has been uploaded to the EMM Science Data Centre and is available athttps://sdc.emiratesmarsmission.ae as part of the second batch […]...Read More

UAE to host the SpaceOps Conference in 2023

DUBAI: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced that it is all set to host the 17th International Conference on Space Operations (SpaceOps 2023), one of the world’s leading and premier space events at the World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE. The event, being held for the first time ever in the Arab world, […]...Read More

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has arrived in the solar orbit

WASHINGTON: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, designed to give the world an unprecedented glimpse of infant galaxies in the early stages of the universe, arrived at its gravitational parking spot in orbit around the sun, nearly a million miles from Earth. With a final five-minute, course-correcting thrust of its onboard rocket, Webb reached its destination […]...Read More

UAE first Space Economic Zone to open in Masdar City

ABU DHABI: The UAE Space Agency and Masdar will establish the nation’s first Space Economic Zone in Masdar City to create an integrated business ecosystem to propel startups and SMEs. It is the first of many space-tech hubs the UAE Space Agency will launch to create a competitive private sector, build national capabilities and contribute […]...Read More

An asteroid is headed for Earth, should we be concerned?

A massive asteroid, almost the size of the tallest building on Earth, is heading for the planet in mid-December, as per NASA’s asteroid tracker. Designated 163899 (2003 SD220), the massive asteroid has a diameter of approximately 791 meters, nearly the size of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest manmade structure on Earth.  However, observations […]...Read More

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is all set for lift off

The James Webb Space Telescope is finally on the launchpad. The space observatory, safely tucked inside an Ariane 5 rocket, is expected to launch on December 25. The rollout took about two hours to complete, according to NASA. Arianespace’s Ariane 5 rocket, with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope on board, was rolled out to the […]...Read More