The Yahsat Space Laboratory, which aims to develop and advance technologies within the space sector and to make continuing strides toward the UAE’s advanced space ambitions, was launched by officials from Khalifa University, Al Yahsat Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), and Orbital ATK. The lab is designed to provide students and faculty of the Khalifa University with the facilities required to construct, test and launch miniature satellite CubeSats. The high-tech and specialized research facilities within the lab will also support the development of intellectual capital required to advance the space and aerospace sectors. Additionally, the lab serves as a platform for future research in space technologies, allowing the UAE Space Agency to work with the Institute and other partners on collaborative projects that facilitate the advancement of the local space sector.