Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed EIAST strengthens UAE presence as a leader in global space industry   Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN Press - 08/01/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN Press) H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, commended the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) for its successive achievements in the space industry and technological innovation which have contributed to the UAE's pioneering position in the global space industry.



This came during a recent visit by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed to EIAST Headquarters, accompanied by a high-profile delegation including H.E. Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality; H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA); H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA; Ahmad Bin Byat, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Holding, and other senior government officials. The delegates were received by a number of senior executives headed by H.E. Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General



The guests attended a demonstration on EIAST's satellite projects and programs relating to space, astronomy, water researches, energy and environment. A team of leading engineers from EIAST further showcased the most important achievements made in 2013, including the successful launch of DubaiSat-2 which has placed the UAE as a prime satellite manufacturer and a global leader in the space industry. The visit also featured a detailed presentation on 'Khalifa Sat', the first 100 per cent Emirati-built satellite scheduled to be launched by 2017.



The delegates next visited the ground station which monitors the work of DubaiSat-1 and DubaiSat-2 in offering higher quality space imagery to cater to environmental projects, urban planning, infrastructure and scientific research in the country.



During the visit, the group discussed the remarkable efforts of EIAST in consolidating the culture of scientific research, technological innovation, and improvement of industry infrastructure and manufacturing facilities. They also appreciated EIAST's efforts to comply with human investment strategies to develop highly competitive and efficient national competencies to raise the bar in the advanced satellite industry and thereby promote Dubai as a world-class leader in the space sector.



H.E. Hamad Obeid Al Mansoori, Chairman of the Board of Directors, EIAST said: "The visit of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum and the accompanying delegation reaffirm our leaders' strong confidence in EIAST. We will remain steadfast in our commitment towards comprehensive scientific development under the supervision of national talents who are able to transfer the UAE into one of the leading global centers in the space industry “ a key pillar for building a sustainable future. The successive achievements we accomplished throughout 2013 drive us to continue our quest towards excellence across current and upcoming projects while complying with the leading corporate values of robust scientific research, technological innovation, professional commitment, efficiency, and transparency."



Al Shaibani expressed his pleasure at the visit of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and the delegation, explaining that it highlights EIAST's leading position as an incubator for technical and scientific innovation. The Institute helps to enhance Dubai's capability to compete among leading research centers in the world, as part of the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to assume a prominent position among the nations of the developed world.



"We appreciate the support of our wise leadership, which places new responsibilities on us to continue our drive for optimal investment in the national human element, scientific research, and the fostering of a culture of technical innovation for the development of pilot projects in the field of space. The projects will serve the ambitious aspirations of the UAE in achieving comprehensive development and building a sustainable future for generations to come," he added



EIAST was established by the Dubai Government in 2006 with the goal of promoting a culture of advanced scientific research and technology innovation in Dubai and the UAE, and enhancing technology innovation and scientific skills among UAE Nationals. It is mainly involved in outer space research and development; satellite manufacturing and systems development; space imaging; and ground station services and support for other satellites



About EIAST
EIAST

 






  MENA News Headlines
 Aug 20 2014 - Dining Offers at Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel DubaiMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) With the weather shifting to a cooler temperatures, Park Regis Kris Kin Dubai has lined up a series of offers and promotions to entice you with. Whether you crave Pan Asian delights, ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Saudi- Red Sea Housing net profit rises 23.13 to SR40.78m in Q2Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Red Sea Housing Services Co. (RSH) has posted outstanding performance for the first half of 2014 revealing operating income of SR41.59 million a growth of 17.69 percent compared ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Saudi- Shelter for minors reduces beggaryArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Child beggary on the streets of Jeddah has decreased by more than 50 percent thanks to the opening of a juvenile shelter in association with Al-Birr Charitable Society said Hani ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Saudi Aramco's iThra program attracts thousands of visitorsArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Saudi Aramco's iThra Knowledge Program has attracted 300000 visitors during the first two weeks of the event. The program which is being held at the city's International ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Saudi- New office to oversee Haj-related activitiesArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The Haj Ministry has approved a new management office aimed at monitoring Haj-related programs and arrangements more effectively.The 'strategic initiative management office' ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Saudi- SFDA warns against contaminated chocolate drinksArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Before consuming any of the chocolate drinks produced by Milchwerke Mittelelbe GMBH and listed below check the expiry date first. If the product is packed in plastic containers ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Saudi- JCCI bridges gap between courts and businessmenArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) A delegation from Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) visited the headquarters of General Court in Jeddah.The delegation consisting of Vice Chairman of JCCI Ziyad bin ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Saudi- Holmstrom named as new US CG in JeddahArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) New US Consul-General Todd Holmstrom arrived in Jeddah on Aug. 6 to assume his post.Prior to his appointment Holmstrom served as deputy chief of mission in N'Djamena Chad from ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Saudi- KACST scientist wins US physics awardArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Dr. Ibtesam Saeed Badhrees a leading woman research scientist in experimental particle physics at the National Center for Nanotechnology King Abdulaziz City for Science and ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Saudia staff urged to improve servicesArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) A leading Saudi Arabian Airlines official has urged Saudia executives and field workers at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) as well as other employees in maintenance ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help