The Soyuz booster rocket FG is transported to the launch pad in Kazakhstan on Monday. AFP
The Soyuz FG rocket on Sunday boasts the UAE flag and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre logo in preparation for September 25 mission.
The Soyuz FG, carrying the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, in which Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, will launch to the International Space Station, is emblazoned with the logo of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and the UAE flag along with the flags of Russia and America in preparation for the historic mission.
The Soyuz rocket was first launched in 1966, and the launch system was developed by Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation, Energia, and built by the Research and Production Development Center of Progress Rocket Space Centre in Samara, Russia.
The photo of the Soyuz FG rocket was taken from the Baikonur Cosmodrome facilities in Kazakhstan, where the three stages of the rocket are being assembled ahead of the launch.
A crowd in Dubai erupted in cheers and applause on Wednesday as the first astronaut from the UAE launched towards the International Space Station (ISS), dubbing him a national hero.
South Korea’s space industry and Korea Aerospace Research Institute, KARI, have been closely cooperating in the development of Earth observation satellites with the UAE over the past ten years
Mohamed Bin Zayed congratulated the Emirati people on Al Neyadi’s selection for the mission, noting that the UAE has become the 11th country in history to participate in a long-term mission to space.
An Air India plane flying from Delhi to San francisco was forced to divert and land in Russia after it developed a technical issue with one of its engines, the airline said on Tuesday.
Saudi local media revealed the reason for Sultan Abu Ras’s crying when his daughter, Samira, graduated, as he had adopted her in 2001 after she was left in a hospital in Sarat Abidah Governorate, southern Saudi Arabia, where he used to work.
The competent authorities were called to the crime scene and the body was examined and found to belong to an Asian man in his sixties identified as (K.G.K).