The UAE is getting into the space race

by Jon Thompson on July 24, 2008

It looks like the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is getting into the space race.  For all of you currently living/working in Dubai you now have one more reason, in addition to the skiing, not to leave.

From Reena Amos Dyes’ article over at Emirates Business 24/7:

“The UAE’s space-related activities have huge potential for growth. And the country hopes that, with its recent investment of $1.7 billion in a telecommunication satellite system, the planned launch of its first remote sensing satellite and its focus on the private spaceflight industry, it will become a regional focal point for the industry.”

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