Asian Surveying & Mapping
Breaking News
Satellite mission launched to boost Australian space sovereignty
Led by the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), the AUD$6.5 million...
Earth Observation Data Could Represent A Billion-Dollar Opportunity For Africa
Earth observation data provides a billion-dollar opportunity for...
Hanwha Aerospace claims 30% stake in Satrec Initiative
SAN FRANCISCO – Hanwha Aerospace, South Korea’s largest defense...
Israeli Startup Albo Takes On Carbon Monitoring With AI, Satellite Imaging
Businesses, governments, NGOs, and private sector individuals continue to...
Imran Khan inaugurates E-Bidding, E-Billing, GIS Mapping system under NHA
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Prime Minister Imran Khan formally...
Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates Dewa’s space project
An initiative to build the Dubai Electricity and Water...
Indian Army signs a $20 million contract with ideaForge to procure SWITCH UAV
MUMBAI, India - The Indian Army has signed an...
Egypt’s President Wants Tiba-1 Satellite to Revolutionize Communications and IT Sector in Egypt
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met yesterday with Dr Amr...
ISRO Offers Free Online Course On Remote Sensing, With Certificate: How To Apply
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is inviting undergraduate...
PwC selected as consultant for Bangabandhu-2 satellite
The government has selected PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as the consultant...
  • Sep 10, 2019
  • Comments Off on Cooperation Between JAXA and MBRSC in Educational Project
  • Feature
  • 585 Views

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) of the United Arab Emirates will cooperatively perform an educational project that uses JAXA’s “Int-Ball,” a camera robot for the International Space Station, when the UAE astronaut gets onboard the International Space Station for the first time.

In this project, of which the purpose is human resources development in the space technology field, the UAE astronaut staying on the International Space Station (ISS) from Sept. 25, 2019, (scheduled) will carry out an educational mission to explain the attitude control of a spacecraft by using the Int-Ball on the Kibo on Sept. 30 (scheduled). The mission will be streamed real-time on the Internet. Also on the same day, the UAE astronaut will have a question and answer session with the UAE students in the control room of JAXA’s Tsukuba Space Center and at MBRSC in Dubai.

UAE astronauts in a meeting with the Int-Ball training models in their hands at the MBRSC (Right: Prime crew, Mr. Hazzaa Al Mansoori, Left: Back-up crew, Mr. Sultan Al Neyadi). (Credit: MBRSC)

In addition, in order for the students to further understand the experiment on the Kibo prior to the educational mission in space, JAXA and MBRSC will cooperatively hold seminars on space robot technologies and the attitude control technology of a spacecraft, geared towards UAE students on September 9 and 10 in the University of Dubai and Khalifa University, respectively.