EIASTEmirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (Dubai)
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Salem Al Marri, assistant director general of scientific and technical affairs, EIAST, commented: "The calibration and validation activities were conducted to ensure that the images will be useful to our customers and that they are of the highest quality which is crucial for the success of the mission.
GSSF is supported by the UAE Space Reconnaissance Centre, NASA, EIAST, UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, the National Research Foundation, and the Association of Specialist Technical Organizations for Space, the Society of Satellite Professionals International and the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies.
EIAST focuses on four main scientific programmes: space, astronomy, energy and environment and water research.
The MoU was signed by His Excellency Ahmed Al Mansoori, Director General of EIAST, and Dr.
Sarah Amiri, EIAST Programme manager for the Advanced Aerial Systems Programme said This has been an outstanding cooperation between Airbus, EIAST and the Dubai CAA and we are delighted that within a few short months we have integrated, tested and flown such an advanced unmanned aircraft and been able to demonstrate a number of applications that are critical to Dubai and the wider world.
The delegation of EIAST reps visited the ground control center located in Akkol town in Akmola oblast designed to ensure smooth operation and control of KazSat series of satellites.
DubaiSat-2 has also passed the tests conducted by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) recently in collaboration with the EIAST, on the satellite's Propulsion System, in addition to the other examinations ordered to ensure its safety and readiness, he added.
EIAST director general, HE Yousuf Al Shaibani, said: "The participation of students in such competitions promotes capacity building and develops the spirit of innovation.
EIAST seeks to promote the culture of advanced scientific research and technology innovation, and establish international collaborative links and joint projects with industry and research organizations," added Al Mansoori.
The MoU was signed by Yousuf Al Shaibani, Director General of EIAST, and Dr.
The visit falls in line with the move to bolster mutual cooperation between EIAST and Kazakhstan's National Space Agency (KazCosmos), particularly in the field of exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.
Mohammed Al Harmi, director of Ground Services Department, EIAST, said: "The tests were conducted to ensure the satellite's technical readiness and safety of equipments, including all technical features and technologies.