Space http://www.timesaerospace.aero/ en Global Aerospace Summit skills focus http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/people/global-aerospace-summit-skills-focus <div property="schema:text"><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Increasingly, there is an urgent need for developing talent in areas of STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) amid a global skills gap, which will hinder the evolution and growth of industries and sectors including aerospace, space and defence unless governments and corporates work together to address the issue, the organisers said. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">The issue is drawing global attention.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Young people’s inability to identify and acquire the skills needed for today’s job market have contributed to a 12% drop in youth employment over the past two decades,&nbsp;according to a report by Generation Unlimited, PwC and UNICEF. With the employment market requiring more complex and diverse skills than ever before, governments and businesses need to come together to give youth the skills and opportunities they need to access meaningful employment. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Aerospace and space companies plan to hire a lot more people in the coming decade, creating several STEM career opportunities. However, a massive skills gap faces companies that need to fill these jobs. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">In an aerospace outlook on talent survey results report, Ernst &amp; Young,&nbsp;said corporate respondents indicated that the skills they anticipate to value most from university hires in the next four to five years are engineering skills (81% of respondents), data science and analytics skills (41%), and digital skill sets (28%). To obtain these skill sets, workforce planning is critical to the future of the industry.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">To prepare the space and aerospace industry for future growth and development, the Global Aerospace Summit will see the return of the NextGen Leaders programme, with a renewed focus on building workforce capacity and skills. The high-level forum, hosted by Mubadala, is set to take place at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi from 24 -26 May 2022.&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Focused on students, graduates and young professionals, the NextGen Leaders programme is spread out across the three days of the Summit and includes panel discussions, networking opportunities, mentorship activities, workshops, and university showcasing. The programme is designed to enable stakeholders to help develop talent in the aerospace sector and acts as a platform to highlight the best young people to potential employers for building or further developing their careers.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">One of the NextGen sessions, titled ‘<i>The new face of manufacturing’, </i>will focus on the aerospace industry’s capabilities of attracting talent effectively. A panel will discuss whether promotional boosts of relevant product development and manufacturing helps and if virtual prototyping, artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing and robotics, are the new face of manufacturing processes to support talent attraction. The panellists include Hala Al-Zargani, manager, Lockheed Martin Center for Innovation and Security Solutions, Noura Al Braiki, production manager, Strata Manufacturing and Fatema Ali Al Hajri - EVP - products &amp; solutions engineering, technical, Yahsat. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">“Future generations need the right skillset to continue competing in today’s high-tech global economy,” said Al-Zargani.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">“To date, over 100 talented Emirati students have attended Lockheed Martin’s Center for Innovation and Security Solutions in Abu Dhabi and received specialist STEM training on real-world aerospace and defense projects. With the support of our partners, we aim to further grow our strong pipeline of capable young engineers and scientists, preparing them for critical and important work in the country’s defense and national security industries.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Managing director of Tarsus, Middle East, Tim Hawes, said: “The NextGen Leaders programme returns this year with a renewed focus on preparing the workforce of tomorrow in areas of space and aerospace. We’re delighted that several industry professionals will lend their expertise to steer discussions towards solutions and also participate in activities like mentorships and workshops for the benefit of students, graduates and young professionals within these industries. Through this programme, we hope to bridge the skills gap and ensure the efficiency and sustainability of the sectors for the future.” </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Additionally, NextGen Leaders, in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council and supported by Safran, will provide a mentorship platform for students and young professionals to receive practical guidance from industry leaders on how to kick start or advance their careers. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">There will also be a leaders’ panel and networking opportunity in collaboration with AmCham, where the C-level executives’ panel will discuss the benefits of working in the aerospace industry. The discussion will follow a Q&amp;A session and an informal networking opportunity. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">The Summit has an exceptional three-day agenda of panel discussions and speeches on the wider aerospace, defence, aviation and space industry. In addition, the 2022 event will also include new elements such as a dedicated start-up mentorship clinic lead by Aerospace Xelerated, and technology leadership briefings, focused on implementation of technology in the aerospace sector. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <div style="text-align:start">&nbsp; <hr align="left" size="1" width="33%" /> <div id="ftn1"> <p class="MsoFootnoteText"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><a href="applewebdata://28DFB0A9-8D4D-4A7E-8930-6086310261F9#_ftnref1" name="_ftn1" style="color:purple; text-decoration:underline" title=""><span class="MsoFootnoteReference" style="vertical-align:super"><span class="MsoFootnoteReference" style="vertical-align:super"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif">[1]</span></span></span></span></a> <a href="https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/news-room/press-releases/2021/pwc-generation-unlimited-unicef-report-reaching-yes.html" style="color:purple; text-decoration:underline">Generation Unlimited, PwC and UNICEF</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div id="ftn2"> <p class="MsoFootnoteText"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><a href="applewebdata://28DFB0A9-8D4D-4A7E-8930-6086310261F9#_ftnref2" name="_ftn2" style="color:purple; text-decoration:underline" title=""><span class="MsoFootnoteReference" style="vertical-align:super"><span class="MsoFootnoteReference" style="vertical-align:super"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif">[2]</span></span></span></span></a> <a href="https://www.ey.com/en_us/aerospace-defense/2021-a-d-workforce-study" style="color:purple; text-decoration:underline">2021 A&amp;D Workforce Study: how to prepare now for the work of the future, Ernst &amp; Young</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-11T12:00:00Z">Wed, 11/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short title</div> <div>Skills gap focus at GAS 22</div> </div> <div> <div>Short summary</div> <div><p>This month's Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi will have a focus on the skills gap and how the aerospace industry must address it</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">A massive skills gap facing industries including aerospace and space needs urgent attention from governments and corporations according to the advisory board for the Global Aerospace Summit which takes place in Abu Dhabi this month.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> <div><a href="/space" hreflang="en">Space</a></div> <div><a href="/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> <div><a href="/training" hreflang="en">Training</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-1" id="vote" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-1" action="/taxonomy/term/7/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--2--description" id="edit-vote--2" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--2--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-leuxuw8ehagx-hfjai7d8tryz4xhluwdkrbumendbdq" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-LeUxuw8ehAGx_HfJAI7d8trYZ4xhlUwDkRbumendBdQ" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-1" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_1" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/people" hreflang="en">People</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/GAS%20skills.jpg" width="1600" height="888" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 11 May 2022 09:21:57 +0000 aPeaford 64966 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero UAE and Scotland to connect with space activities http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/space/uae-and-scotland-to-connect-with-space-activities <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Globally focused strategic space marketing firm AstroAgency, headquartered in Edinburgh, has announced it will team up with a Dubai-based space investment and advisory company AzurX, to support space businesses in both regions, access new development opportunities and forge collaborative partnerships.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The two organisations boast a global space client base, with AzurX acting as the trusted advisor and counsellor to a growing number of the world's most influential aerospace and space companies including Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Satellite Imaging Company HySpecIQ backed by venture capitalist Peter Thiel. AstroAgency’s international team has a proven track record of working with a range of government entities including the UK Space Agency, European Space Agency Business Incubation Centres in the UK, RAL Space and Science and Technology Facilities Council, as well as close to 40 private sector companies such as Astroscale, Euroconsult and Astrosat. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">AzurX and AstroAgency previously collaborated on a strategic project to support the Scottish Government and its agencies, delivering the Scottish Space Day at Expo 2020 Dubai. The firms recognised an opportunity to build upon the foundations created by the event, which benefitted a host of Scottish space stakeholders, including Prestwick Spaceport, Trade in Space and Skyrora, that took part in a delegation to meet with potential partners and investors in the UAE.The event served as the stage to announce the ambitious new Scottish Space Strategy, illustrating the growing importance of the sector for the Scottish economy which led to significant media attention from CNN and a plethora of Emirati media platforms. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Thw announcement outlines immediate plans to support the World Space Sustainability Association (WSSA), founded by elseco, the leading space insurance entity, Herbert Smith Freehill law firm and the prestigious Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai, with key players behind sustainability initiatives from Space Scotland’s Environmental Task Force, including the Sustainable Space Challenges and recent Sustainability and Net Zero Roadmap for Space. Moreover, another initial project is being discussed to support Scottish and wider UK space companies to establish a presence in the UAE to access new market opportunities, customers and funding channels and play a role in the local private space ecosystem. Discussions are taking place with dedicated industrial and innovation zones&nbsp; across the UAE in close coordination with the UAE Space Agency. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">On the announced Teaming Agreement between AstroAgency and AzurX, Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise Ivan McKee stated, “Six months on from the launch of Scotland’s space strategy at our Space Day at Expo 2020 Dubai and we are seeing tangible positive results coming to fruition. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“It is great to see dynamic innovative Space sector strategy experts AstroAgency and AzurX coming together to bridge fast-growing commercial space activities between Scotland and the United Arab Emirates. The Space industry in Scotland and indeed globally is seeing exponential growth and international business partnerships such as this will become even more important to allow exchange of talent, ideas and business connections. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“Both AstroAgency and AzurX played a significant role in showcasing Scotland’s space strengths at Expo 2020 Dubai and I am delighted that they are formalising plans to work together and I am in no doubt that this partnership will go on to achieve even greater results.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The new partnership is poised to help the Scottish space community build on this momentum by facilitating their access to new opportunities for investment and business development in the UAE. The Scottish space sector is the leading manufacturer of small satellites in Europe and has developed a diverse range of capabilities, from launch services to strong data analysis and research services. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The UAE’s&nbsp; thought-leadership around space sustainability was welcomed by Laurent Lemaire, CEO of elseco, who said “The sustainable use of outer space is as much a global objective as it is a responsibility for all actors involved. As the Scottish space sector matures, its progress to develop a roadmap to a sustainable space ecosystem becomes more crucial and will serve as an example to others. The partnership between AzurX and AstroAgency is thus a positive development that holds the potential to unite the Scottish and UAE space communities within the global space sustainability community supported by the World Space Sustainability Association.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The two companies plan to focus on the UAE and Scotland initially, with a view to expanding activity to support space firms across the UK to build connections and collaborate with the UAE and wider Middle East region.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Founder of AzurX, Anna Hazlett, said: “Our&nbsp; partnership with AstroAgency has been in the works for some time, AzurX and AstroAgency are both fast-growing private space companies with unparalleled industry connections and experience in our respective regions. We are confident our collaboration will&nbsp; deliver value to business stakeholders, as well as helping to support government space ambitions on both sides.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Space entrepreneur Daniel Smith, who founded AstroAgency in 2019 and is also a founding Director of not-for-profit group Space Scotland, concluded “We’re excited to explore further collaboration opportunities around space between the UAE and Scotland, building upon strong foundations from Expo 2020’s Space Week in Dubai.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The UK space sector employs over 45,000 people in highly skilled jobs – from space scientists and researchers to engineers and satellite manufacturers. The country aims to add space launch capability with five developing spaceports in Scotland alone, to already established satellite manufacturing and downstream data analysis sectors. Meanwhile, The UAE has rapidly emerged as a serious player in the space world, launching its first satellites, astronaut, and interplanetary missions in quick succession.&nbsp; Both regions are well positioned to capture a significant share of the global space market, recently estimated to be worth $490 billion by the end of the decade.</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-10T12:00:00Z">Tue, 10/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Space sector strategy experts AstroAgency and AzurX announce intention to bridge fast-growing commercial space activities between Scotland and the United Arab Emirates.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/space" hreflang="en">Space</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-2" id="vote--2" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-2" action="/taxonomy/term/7/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--4--description" id="edit-vote--4" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--4--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--2" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-jq2fymid0d2w4bqqoyq93fgoqpwwqx8demvtgywjcm8" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-jQ2FYMid0D2W4Bqqoyq93fGoQPwWQX8DeMVTGyWJcm8" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-2" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_2" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/space" hreflang="en">Space</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/Scottish_Space_Day_Expo2020.jpeg" width="2048" height="1153" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 10 May 2022 07:19:35 +0000 eNethersole 64955 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Emirates Mars Mission discovers new mysterious martian aurora http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/space/emirates-mars-mission-discovers-new-mysterious-martian-aurora <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">This is following a new series of revolutionary observations that promise new answers – and new questions – about the interactions between Mars’ atmosphere, the planet’s magnetic fields and the solar wind. The observations include a never-before seen phenomenon, dubbed the ‘sinuous discrete aurora’ by the EMM team, a huge worm-like aurora that extends halfway around the planet.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“When we first imaged Mars’ discrete aurora shortly after the Hope probe’s arrival at Mars in 2021, we knew we had unveiled new potential to make observations never before possible on this scale, and we took the decision to increase our focus on these auroras.” said Emirates Mars Mission Science Lead, Hessa Al Matroushi. “We can obtain nearly whole-disk, synoptic snapshots of the atmosphere to investigate atmospheric phenomena and interactions. It means we are seeing discrete auroral effects on a massive scale and in ways we never anticipated.”</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The sinuous discrete aurora consists of long worm-like streaks of energised electron emission in the upper atmosphere extending many thousands of kilometres, stretching from the dayside into the nightside of Mars. Imaged when Mars was experiencing the effect of a solar storm, resulting in a faster, more turbulent stream of solar wind electrons than usual, these aurora observations are some of the brightest and most extensive yet seen by Hope. They include elongated shapes, which may be caused by similarly elongated regions of electron energisation conditions in the magnetotail.&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The interplanetary magnetic field is carried by the solar wind and drapes around Mars, combining with magnetism in the Martian crust to form Mars’ magnetotail, a complex array of magnetic fields on the Martian nightside. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Omran Sharaf, EMM project director, said: “Having additional bandwidth and resources available to us meant we could be opportunistic and focus more on the area of discrete auroras than we had originally planned. That agility has certainly paid off as we have now opened up whole new avenues of investigation into these transient and dynamic phenomena. Novel science was a core mission objective and this is certainly novel.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Observations made using Hope’s EMUS (The Emirates Mars Ultraviolet Spectrometer) instrument range between 90-180 nanometre wavelengths. Found at a wavelength of 130.4 nm, the UV emissions imaged in the new set of observations show where energetic electrons are smashing into atoms and molecules in the Martian upper atmosphere, some 130 km above the planetary surface.&nbsp; These electrons come from the solar wind and are energized by electric fields in Mars’ magnetosphere.” </span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-04-27T12:00:00Z">Wed, 27/04/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation, has released a new image of Mars’ enigmatic discrete auroras.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/space" hreflang="en">Space</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-3" id="vote--3" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-3" action="/taxonomy/term/7/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--6--description" id="edit-vote--6" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--6--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--3" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-dg9mrao4plb5mcvs4u5kfi3a3m2wjnnfanjzba6fbos" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-dg9MRao4plB5MCvs4U5kfI3a3m2WJnNfaNjzbA6fBos" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-3" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_3" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/space" hreflang="en">Space</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-04/Info1-aurora-Bilingual.jpg" width="1280" height="1280" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 27 Apr 2022 14:58:13 +0000 eNethersole 64892 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero UAE and US Mars missions to collaborate on science data analysis http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/space/uae-and-us-mars-missions-to-collaborate-on-science-data-analysis <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">This will pave the way towards greater scientific collaboration and data exchange between the two missions.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The partnership enables the sharing and collaborative analysis of data and observations made by the Emirates Mars Mission’s (EMM) Hope Probe and NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) project and will enhance scientific returns from both spacecraft, which are currently orbiting Mars and observing the Red Planet’s atmosphere. The arrangement is expected to add significant value to both EMM and MAVEN and the global scientific communities analysing the data the missions are collecting.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“Since the inception of EMM, the project has been defined by strong international collaborations and partnerships. The opportunity to work alongside other Mars missions and derive greater insights by sharing our observations and working together to fit together the pieces of the puzzle is one we are delighted to take. The complementarity of EMM and MAVEN means we can truly gain a bigger picture together.” said Omran Sharaf, Project Director of the Emirates Mars Mission.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">MAVEN completed its Mars orbit insertion in 2014. Its mission is to investigate the upper atmosphere and ionosphere of Mars, offering an insight into how the planet’s climate has changed over time.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“MAVEN and EMM are each exploring different aspects of the Martian atmosphere and upper-atmosphere system. Combined, we will have a much better understanding of the coupling between the two and the influence of the lower atmosphere on escape to space of gas from the upper atmosphere”, said Shannon Curry, Research scientist in planetary sciences at the University of California, Berkeley and MAVEN Principal Investigator.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe, which entered Mars orbit on 9 February&nbsp; 2021, is studying the relationship between the upper layer and lower regions of the Martian atmosphere, giving the international science community full access to a holistic view of the planet’s atmosphere at different times of the day, through different seasons.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Sharaf added: “EMM science complements MAVEN and the Hope probe was designed to answer scientific objectives aligned directly with MEPAG goals. Its observations were always designed to provide new insights that weren’t possible from past Mars missions. Now, by combining the two datasets from the EMM and MAVEN missions and analysing the results together, we can build a powerful response to many fundamental questions we have about Mars and the evolution and dynamics of its atmosphere.”</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-04-13T12:00:00Z">Wed, 13/04/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short summary</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The Emirates Mars Mission has finalised a science data analysis collaboration initiative with NASA’s MAVEN Mars Mission.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation, has finalised a science data analysis collaboration initiative with NASA’s MAVEN Mars Mission.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/space" hreflang="en">Space</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-4" id="vote--4" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-4" action="/taxonomy/term/7/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--8--description" id="edit-vote--8" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--8--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--4" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-uja81nr6tblee3i0lbfycma4uhfn7zbwss4w0eudvj4" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-ujA81NR6tBlEE3i0lBfyCMa4UhFN7ZbWSS4w0EUdVJ4" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-4" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_4" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/space" hreflang="en">Space</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-04/EMM%20artist%20impression.jpg" width="3600" height="2250" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 13 Apr 2022 09:40:33 +0000 eNethersole 64816 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Thales Alenia Space and AIKO team up http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/space/thales-alenia-space-and-aiko-team-up <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The partnership will primarily study the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies to enhance the autonomous operation of satellites and space infrastructures, working in conjunction with the companies’ research and engineering teams. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">With the data generated by space systems increasing exponentially and space missions becoming more and more complex, advanced software solutions that can maximise the chances of mission success have become fundamental. AI technologies can address these needs, providing scalability and robustness in the harsh space environment.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-04-08T12:00:00Z">Fri, 08/04/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), and the start-up AIKO S.r.l. have signed MoU to jointly develop advanced software for space systems.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/space" hreflang="en">Space</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-5" id="vote--5" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-5" action="/taxonomy/term/7/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--10--description" id="edit-vote--10" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--10--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--5" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-jqc6gunod0nw4vs8fqerpvjjpeznoue-akwujn4txeo" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-JQc6GUnod0Nw4VS8fQErPVJJPEZnOUe_AKwujn4TXEo" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-5" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_5" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/space" hreflang="en">Space</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-04/MoU%20signature%20between%20AIKO%20and%20Thales%20Alenia%20Space.jpg" width="1600" height="1200" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Fri, 08 Apr 2022 10:05:31 +0000 eNethersole 64793 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Hope Probe captures new Mars observations http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/space/hope-probe-captures-new-mars-observations <div property="schema:text"><p style="margin-bottom:13px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The data was collected by the probe’s instruments during its mission in Mars’ orbit, between 1 September and 30 November 2021. Coverage and quick look images from all the Hope Probe’s instruments can be accessed on the Emirates Mars Mission’s website.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:13px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The data from the third batch included more than 57 gigabytes of information, images, and data about the Red Planet’s atmosphere, which were captured by the probe’s scientific instruments, making the total data released by the Hope Probe equivalent to 827.7 gigabytes. Within the data, a special high cadence imagery observation took place using the Emirates Exploration Imager (EXI) camera. The observation was designed to attempt to capture motion and evolution in the atmosphere, where it observed high-density clouds on 22 November 2021.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:13px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">During the period in which the third batch of data was collected, the Mars Solar Conjunction phase took place, which&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">paused communication, science observations and data collection. This was due to the blocked line-of-sight communication between Earth and missions around Mars, with Earth and Mars being on the opposite sides of the Sun. During this phase, which happens almost every two years, the Sun emits hot, ionised gas, which interfered with radio signals when communicating with the Hope Probe. As soon as the phase was over, Mars’ orbital motion around the Sun allowed the Hope Probe to regain its communication.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:13px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The third batch of information and data was shared with the scientific community and astronomy enthusiasts from around the world via the data centre on the project’s website. The Emirates Mars Mission releases data every three months after the data captured by probe’s instruments is catalogued and analysed by the project’s science team. The first and second batches of data received considerable interest by scientists, researchers, experts, and astronomy enthusiasts from around the world, who have downloaded around 1.4 terabytes of this data.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:13px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Omran Sharaf, project director of Emirates Mars Mission, said: “Publishing the data and images captured by the Hope Probe and sharing it with the global scientific community reflects the UAE’s commitment to supporting scientific progress in the field of space and related sciences. Sharing this data about the Red Planet’s atmosphere and climate with scientists, engineers, researchers, students, and other beneficiaries will contribute to supporting scientific research and studies that seek to find out more about Mars and its climate’s shifts and interactions.”</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:13px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Sharaf added, “The Probe is continuing its planned mission to orbit around Mars perfectly. The efficiency and high quality of the Probe, manufactured by esteemed Emirati skills and international expertise, is the culmination of years of advances and progresses in manufacturing satellites, in accordance with world-class engineering and industrial standards. The Probe today is offering its remarkable scientific capabilities to the community of scientists and researchers studying the Red Planet, thereby consolidating the UAE’s prestigious position in the space field”.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:13px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Hessa Al Matroushi, Emirates Mars Mission Science Lead, said: “It is very exciting to check the most recent coverage of the Mars Hope Probe. Every data downlink we receive provides us with additional insights on Mars and its atmosphere. This supports the mission’s objectives of providing useful scientific data, as well as enhancing our national capabilities, and fostering global collaboration.”</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:13px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The Hope Probe’s orbit, which is between 20,000 and 43,000 km with a 25-degree incline towards Mars, gives it the unique ability to complete one orbit around the planet every 55 hours, capturing comprehensive data every 9 days. The Probe has released the first images and data of its kind of the hidden auroras in Mars’ atmosphere during night, as well as unprecedented data about the behaviour of gases and chemical interactions in the planet’s atmosphere. The Probe also made other discoveries that have altered the previous conceptions about the distribution of ultraviolet light emitted by Mars’ upper atmosphere.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:13px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The Hope Probe is studying the current state of Mars’ atmosphere and weather and the reason for the escape of hydrogen and oxygen from its upper atmosphere.&nbsp; In addition, it is studying the relation between the higher and lower atmospheres of Mars and various other phenomena like dust storms, weather variations, and&nbsp; atmosphere dynamics. The Probe weighs around 1,350 KG, approximately the weight of a small SUV.&nbsp; It was designed and developed by engineers at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), in cooperation with academic partners including, the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP)</span></span>&nbsp;<span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">at the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Arizona, and the University of California, Berkeley.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-04-08T12:00:00Z">Fri, 08/04/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p style="margin-bottom:13px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The Emirates Mars Mission “Hope Probe” has captured new observations about Mars atmosphere in its third batch of scientific data.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/space" hreflang="en">Space</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-6" id="vote--6" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-6" action="/taxonomy/term/7/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--12--description" id="edit-vote--12" name="vote"><option 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class="post__lead-image" > <img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-04/BlackSky%20copy.jpg" width="1218" height="720" alt="BlackSky" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> <div class="post__content grid twelve"> <div class="flow"> <div class="dropcap" > <p>The Dubai Airshow enabled BlackSky to demonstrate how its “space-as-a-service” satellite imagery is revolutionising monitoring, analysis and intelligence.</p> </div> <p>BlackSky offers global monitoring services that combine artificial intelligence, cloud computing, multi-sensor data fusion, activity analysis, and autonomous satellite tasking.</p> <p>Andy Stephenson, the company’s vice president of international business development and sales, took part in the show’s space forum to discuss the innovative concept of ‘space-as-a-service’.</p> <p>“At BlackSky, we are focused on real-time geospatial intelligence as a service delivered through subscription-based offerings,” he explained. “Enabled by cloud technology, it’s easy to do, customers understand it, and we’re able to offer it at an affordable price point to make access to space a reality.</p> <p>“Our on-demand constellation of satellites can image a location multiple times throughout the day from morning to dusk. We monitor for economic and pattern-of-life anomalies to produce alerts and enhance situational awareness.</p> <p>“The real winners in the new space-as-a-service race are thinking well beyond access to launch vehicles. The key competitive advantage is access to real-time geospatial intelligence.”</p> <p>Stephenson leads BlackSky’s international business for the defence, intelligence and national security markets. He highlighted how BlackSky’s disruptive, integrated satellite-to-analytics model streamlines customer experience and delivers actionable insights in less than 90 minutes.</p> <p>“Our global real-time awareness monitoring solution is available via access to our proprietary geospatial data and analytics platform, Spectra AI,” he explained.</p> <p>“Spectra AI requires basic online infrastructure with little or no set-up, through which our customers derive unique insights and commercially valuable information and analytics that informs them and allows them to run their businesses with greater efficiency and certainty.”</p> <p>Stephenson demonstrated how a single user could select any location in the world, add automated aircraft and vessel identification monitoring, and task BlackSky’s proprietary satellite constellation from his or her smartphone in just minutes, with no human interaction required.</p> <p>Ninety minutes later they have their satellite imagery, taken at 0.8m resolution, with AI automatically highlighting new aircraft, vessels, or buildings since the satellite’s last pass.</p> <p>“We have lots of interest from fixed-base operators who want to optimise their movements, or keep an eye on their competitors,” Stephenson said.</p> <p>BlackSky is basically putting government-level intelligence imagery into the hands of the man in the street.</p> <p>“Cost-effective and accurate imagery-derived analytics minimises the need for human analysis and time-consuming imagery exploitation,” said Stephenson.</p> <p>“Our future Gen-3 satellites are being designed to improve our imaging resolution and include short wave infrared (IR) imaging technology for a broad set of imaging conditions, including night-time, low-light and all-weather collections,” he added.</p> <p>“The tighter the decision loop the better. We aim to have 30 satellites by 2025 and our goal is to get satellite revisit times down to about 30 minutes.”</p> <p>In Dubai, BlackSky showed a series of images monitoring the build-up of the show site over the days immediately prior to the opening. Subsequent images showed arriving aircraft automatically highlighted in yellow by BlackSky’s AI system.</p> <p>“The AI identified the aircraft automatically and sent the image out less than 90 minutes after it was taken,” said Stephenson.</p> <p>“The combination of our high-revisit small satellite constellation, along with our AI analytics spectra platform and low constellation cost, is disrupting the market for geospatial imagery and space-based data and analytics services.</p> <p>“BlackSky customers don’t have to worry about the space segment, end-of-life or the ground stations because we do all that and deliver the data, including the analytics and AI,” he concluded.</p> <p>BlackSky also confirmed in mid December that it had completed three back-to-back launches, doubling its satellite constellation size to 12.</p> </div> <div class="post__aside"> <div class="author-teaser" > <figure > <a href="/node/146" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-08/steve-nichols.jpg" width="250" height="250" alt="Steve Nichols" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </figure> <div class="author-teaser__inner"> <h3> <a href="/node/146" hreflang="en">Steve Nichols</a> </h3> <p > Steve (BSc Hons, FIIC) is a journalist and communicator with more than 35 years&#039; experience. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="tags"> <span>Article Also Filed in: </span> <ul class="l-rs tags__list"> <li class="tag" > <a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="subscribe-block bg-grey-light flow" > <h2>Stay up to date</h2> <p>Subscribe to the free Times Aerospace newsletter and receive the latest content every week. 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Our presence alongside other high-growth tech companies will allow us to share expertise and collaborate with leading influential players in Abu Dhabi's growing innovation ecosystem that are interested in capitalising on the New Space Economy," said Zee Zheng, SpaceChain co-founder and CEO. "The space industry in the Middle East is rapidly growing with strong support from the UAE government and its planned economic diversification from oil. We are very excited to be contributing to the industry growth by helping regional enterprises transition into space-based businesses through the integration of space and decentralised blockchain technology."</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">SpaceChain MENA will collaborate closely with start-ups and organisations in the space, blockchain and fintech arenas within the region to uncover business and growth opportunities across multiple service offerings, including e-wallets, space commodities exchange, micro-geoservices that connect Earth observation service providers with user communities and decentralised finance (DeFi) applications.</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-03-17T12:00:00Z">Thu, 17/03/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">SpaceChain has opened its UAE office in Abu Dhabi where it will work closely with start-ups and organisations across the region to drive new opportunities in the new space economy.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/space" hreflang="en">Space</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-7" id="vote--7" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-7" action="/taxonomy/term/7/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--14--description" id="edit-vote--14" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--14--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--7" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-tdvyng3ta53nslyrnke-5mz-qz812dp3n6xtzywlrjk" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-TdvYnG3tA53nSLyRNKE-5Mz_Qz812DP3N6XTZYWlRjk" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-7" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_7" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/space" hreflang="en">Space</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-03/SpaceChain-website-14012022.jpg" width="1122" height="772" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 17 Mar 2022 12:55:29 +0000 eNethersole 64675 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub sign agreement with Satys http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/space/mohammed-bin-rashid-aerospace-hub-sign-agreement-with-satys <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Satys will develop a paint hangar at MBRAH that spreads across 33,000 square feet with the latest technology.&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Construction of the new hangar will commence this year and is expected to conclude by Q3 2023. Once complete, Satys will provide private jets and narrow-body aircraft painting.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Tahnoon Saif, CEO of Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub, said: “We are pleased to sign this agreement with Satys, a global name in the industry that will provide the best painting capabilities and offer optimised services to our discerning customers worldwide. This partnership confirms the recovery of the aviation sector and the high demand for general aviation services. It also underlines our position in attracting the top global players in the aviation sector to establish their presence in the emirate and operate in an integrated, economic environment, where they can connect with international markets. We will spare no effort to solidify and cement Dubai’s position on the world aviation map.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Christophe Cador, CEO of Satys said: “This new partnership with MBRAH will enable us to expand our existing global presence from the 13 countries we currently operate from. We are pleased to provide our extensive and unique services to customers from across the region and then limit ferry flights and the impact on the environmental footprint.”</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-02-23T12:00:00Z">Wed, 23/02/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (MBRAH) has signed an agreement with Satys, a specialised in aircraft sealing and painting.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-8" id="vote--8" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-8" action="/taxonomy/term/7/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--16--description" id="edit-vote--16" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--16--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--8" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-k-urjwrffm0a-zzdnwff9xhti4yzbqar5qsqgikph-k" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-K_urJwRFFM0a-ZzdnWff9XHTI4YZBqaR5QSQGiKpH_k" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-8" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_8" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/space" hreflang="en">Space</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-02/Tahnoon%20Saif%20and%20Frederic%20Seguy%20during%20the%20signing%20ceremony%5B1%5D.jpg" width="2721" height="1814" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 23 Feb 2022 11:15:43 +0000 eNethersole 64535 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero OneWeb successfully launches 36 satellites after rapid year of progress http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/space/oneweb-successfully-launches-36-satellites-after-rapid-year-of-progress <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The latest launch, the company’s twelfth overall and ninth since December 2020, brings OneWeb’s total in-orbit constellation to 394 satellites. This represents over 60 percent of OneWeb’s planned 648 LEO satellite fleet that will deliver high-speed, low-latency global connectivity.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">This launch caps off a successful 2021 in which OneWeb gained significant momentum across the board. With strong shareholder support, the business is now fully-funded with $2.7bn USD raised since November 2020 and no debt issuance.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Liftoff of the latest launch occurred on 27 December at 13:10pm BST. OneWeb’s satellites separated from the rocket and were dispensed in nine batches over a period of 3 hours 45 minutes with signal acquisition on all 36 satellites confirmed.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">OneWeb will enter the new year in a position of strength, as it plans to launch global service by the end of 2022 and as demand continues from telecommunications providers, aviation and maritime markets, ISPs, and governments worldwide for its low-latency, high-speed connectivity services to provide businesses and consumers.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Sunil Bharti Mittal, OneWeb executive chairman, said: “OneWeb now has over sixty percent of its global satellite fleet in space. It is an extraordinary achievement for a company that was reborn just a year ago. OneWeb's shareholders, Management, Staff and Distribution Partners all share a common goal – connecting communities everywhere. Together we are delivering on our promise to achieve digital transformation on a global scale, through our robust, secure and resilient satellite broadband network.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Neil Masterson, OneWeb CEO, said: “The launch is a great way for OneWeb to complete a highly successful year. With more than sixty percent of our constellation now in space, the business is&nbsp; fully-funded and we have a growing workforce of more than 400 people. I have been immensely proud to lead the business and our team over the last year as we continue to make substantial progress launching our global network, and I look forward to building on this momentum in 2022.”</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-12-29T12:00:00Z">Wed, 29/12/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">OneWeb, the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, has confirmed its successful deployment of 36 satellites by Arianespace from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. </span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/space" hreflang="en">Space</a></div> <div><a href="/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-9" id="vote--9" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-9" action="/taxonomy/term/7/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--18--description" id="edit-vote--18" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--18--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--9" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-laavc27gibp93xundqs915r5inuk41mjyxjzcyhi1hy" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-laavC27GiBP93xUndqS915r5INUK41mJYXjZcYHI1HY" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-9" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_9" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/space" hreflang="en">Space</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-12/ST37_liftoff_Photo_Credits_Roscosmos_TsENKI_9launch_12.jpg" width="1920" height="1280" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 29 Dec 2021 12:57:42 +0000 eNethersole 64246 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero