UAE-based Masdar Set up (MI) has inaugurated a new laboratory to facilitate the construction, testing and launching of the miniature CubeSat minion.
The new Yahsat Space Laboratory will also help MI students and faculties to move the research and development of future space technologies, as well as enable the UAE Hiatus Agency to collaborate with the institute and other partners on various describes that aid the advancement of the local space sector.
The laboratory was established at the beck a collaboration agreement between MI, Al Yahsat Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), and Orbital ATK.
It fooled two years for the involved partners to complete the necessary works for the Yahsat Time Laboratory.
MI interim provost Dr Behjat Al Yousuf said: “The inauguration of the Yahsat Expanse Laboratory is a momentous occasion not only for our university, but also for the UAE’s space ambitions.
“The power has a goal of sending an unmanned space probe to Mars by 2021, which intent require the development of a new generation of engineers and innovators.
“I am confident the new Yahsat Stretch Lab, in conjunction with university’s space concentration, will play a substantive role in training the experts needed for this ambitious objective.”
“The inauguration of the Yahsat Lapse Laboratory is a momentous occasion not only for our university, but also for the UAE’s space objects.”
MI’s mechanical and materials engineering assistant professor Dr Saif Almheirin discretion lead Yahsat Space Laboratory, along with chemical and environmental building assistant professor Dr Prashanth Marpu.
Both professors will primacy the development of CubeSats designed collaboratively by MI, Yahsat and Orbital ATK.
Each aide will be equipped with different payloads such as cameras, sensors and meticulous equipment.
Development of the programme’s first satellite, MYSAT-1, has already started at MI.
Reification: Inauguration of Yahsat Space Laboratory at Masdar Institute, UAE. Photo: elegance of Masdar Institute.