Bahrain to Launch its First Satellite Before October 2021

Within the framework of his keenness and close follow-up on the work progress of Bahrain Space Team, H.E. Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Space Science Agency (NSSA), chaired a meeting that was attended by engineer Dr. Mohamed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director-General of the UAE Space Agency, engineer Dr. Mohamed Ebrahim Al-Aseeri, Chief Executive Officer of NSSA and a number of senior officials of both parties, together with Bahrain Space Team currently present at the sisterly state of the United Arab Emirates. The meeting reviewed the latest developments on the progress of the team's work and research projects, and on the challenges faced in their study of current circumstances with the aim of overcoming obstacles.
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A Satellite Laboratory at University of Bahrain

The Minister of Transportation & Telecommunications, recently made an inspection visit to the Satellite Laboratory at the University of Bahrain, which has been established in cooperation with NSSA.
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World Space Week

Bahrain joins the largest annual space event in the world - World Space Week slated for October 4-10. Spearheading the activities from this side of the globe is the National Space Science Agency [NSSA] – Bahrain’s dedicated team tasked to promote space education and advance public interest in space pursuits.
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NASA Space App 2020 (TAKE ACTION) Virtual Hackathon

The NSSA in collaboration with "Clever Play" company, which is licensed in the field of space by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), launch the NASA Space App 2020 (TAKE ACTION) Virtual Hackathon.
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Eng. Yaqoub Al Qassab, joins a live panel discussion on Abu Dhabi TV

NSSA employee, Eng. Yaqoub Al Qassab, joins a live panel discussion on Abu Dhabi TV, talking about the space science, applications and technology in general, the UAE journey of the Hope orbiter as the Arab world’s first interplanetary spacecraft, and finally Bahrain Space Team contribution in developing Mysat2 nano-satellite at Khalifa University. 
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NSSA Participant Ranked Third in an International Competition

The NSSA in collaIn cooperation with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), the United Arab Emirates Space Agency hosted the preliminary stage of the international scientific competition, the Kibo Robot Programming Challenge. The event was organised by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) of the Japanese Space Centre in cooperation with the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), from March to June 2020.boration with "Clever Play" company, which is licensed in the field of space by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), launch the NASA Space Apps COVID-19 Challenge Virtual Hackathon.
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Supporting Employees Joining the Artificial Intelligence Academy

The Artificial Intelligence Academy at Bahrain Polytechnic announced the first 28-member group, out of a total of 126 students who applied to join the Academy. Candidates were selected subject to specific standards that are subject to evaluation by the selection committee, which comprises representatives from Bahrain Polytechnic, Microsoft and Tamkeen. One of the accepted students is a National Space Science Agency (NSSA) employee, Ms. Shaima Al-Meer.
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NSSA Successfully Concluded ‘Space Talks’ DISCUSSIONS

The series ‘Space Talk’ initiative, which was launched in mid-July, hosted specialists in space science and related fields that offered insights and inspiration for the youth and the public, such as Dr. Bassam Alfeeli- Director of Innovation and Enterprise at the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), Ms. Alyssa Carson– an Astronaut in Training and a Future Mars Walker from the United States of America, Pilot and Aerospace Engineer Mishaal Ashemimry from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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