The UAE is getting into the space race

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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