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MBRSC and American University of Sharjah partner into space

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Dr. Richard Schoephoerster

Space….the final frontier. Any true-blue Star Trek fan knows the source of those words, but, whether you are a Trekkie or not, everyone understands the spirit of their meaning. Frontier implies exceeding limits, moving into the unknown, with all of the excitement and thrill that comes with that. That excitement was palpable on the campus of American University of Sharjah (AUS) last week. Some of our alumni were on campus as the nanosatellite that they designed and constructed in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC), was launched into orbit. While there was certainly a roar of applause and a huge collective sigh of relief for each successive stage of the rocket launch, including the deployment of Nayif-1 into its orbit, the real moment of truth arrived when the first signals were received at the AUS ground station, because, for our former students and the MBRSC staff, that was the ultimate measure of achievement for this collaborative enterprise.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Communication, American, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, Space, Orbit, Nanosatellite, Satellite

AUS professors to advise the Emirates Mars Mission

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

Last year, the UAE Government unveiled its plan to send an unmanned probe to Mars to study the atmosphere of the Red Planet, in celebration of the UAE’s 50th national day. It plans to launch the space probe in 2020, so that it arrives to Mars in 2021, just in time for the anniversary. The space probe will be the first Arab probe, and has been named Al Amal or “Hope.” Three American University of Sharjah faculty members, namely Dr. Tariq Majeed, Associate Professor of Physics, Randa As’ad, Assistant Professor of Physics and Dr. Nidhal Guessoum, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, all from the Department of Physics of the AUS College of Arts and Sciences, are part of the science team involved in the project.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, College of Engineering, American, UAE Mars Mission, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Emirates Mars Mission, MBRSC, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science in Computer Engineering

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