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Sector Overview

In line with its National Space Strategy, the UAE is exploring opportunities to enhance the space sector’s contribution to the national economy and promote the UAE’s regional and international presence in the space sector. This includes the exploration of celestial bodies, the development of satellite communication technology, and the deployment of the latest space technology in terrestrial applications.

A particular focus is on remote sensing applications through satellites, including natural resource mapping, environmental monitoring, land-use planning, and security.


Sector Key Numbers

UAE 1st

Arab country to reach Mars in 2021 with Hope probe


First UAE satellite to be designed, built and tested in the country entirely by Emirati engineers


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The UAE recognises the need for the applications of remote sensing through satellites, including natural resource mapping, environmental monitoring, land-use planning and security.


Success Stories

Space Technology Success Story

"Our startup success could not have been possible without the support from the UAE Space Agency, Mohammed Bin Rashed Space Agency, and Khalifa University. It is also a recognition of the achievements of Emirati innovators and a testimony to our advanced technology and its great potential in servicing the UAE and supporting the local innovation ecosystem.We are also thankful to Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Fund, Abu Dhabi Ports and Abu Dhabi Municipality for providing great guidance".

Dr. Palat K Menon
Founder & CEO, AstraGene

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