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Vice President reviews Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre strategy 2021-2031

26 Sep, 2020

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum reviewed the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre strategy 2021-2031. The strategy, that was launched today, is roadmap for the Centre’s work during the next decade. It boosts the Centre’s international competitiveness, build new international knowledge partnerships and develop Emirati capabilities in the field of space exploration and space technologies.


Sheikh Mohammed said “the Emirati space programme was sustainable and would produce outputs that would have practical applications across other sectors. Professionals from these sectors will share their experiences with the rest of the country and the region. It will build international knowledge partnerships that will benefit humanity."


On his Twitter page, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said “I reviewed the plan of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre for the next 10 years. We have new space missions that we will announce soon,”


“And programmes to develop new specialised satellites and an outer space simulation centre will be built for training and academic and educational programmes, with universities to build a new scientific and technical culture,” His Highness added.


Sheikh Mohammed and the MBR Space Centre team reviewed the strategy that establishes for a new phase of cooperation with international space agencies.


The strategy includes the objectives of the UAE National Space Programme in addition to five key components, including the Emirates Mars Mission (Hope Probe), the Mars 2117 project, the UAE Astronaut Programme, the UAE Satellite Programme and the UAE Space Sector Sustainability Programme.


Chairman of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori said we are starting a new phase of our journey with full support from the leadership; we are working to achieve our new strategic objectives and expand our work to enable the UAE to compete in the international space sector. He added that the center is building a supportive environment for space entrepreneurs by entering international knowledge partnerships with international space agencies.


From his side, the Director General of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani affirmed that the center is working to boost the UAE’s position as a major player in the international space industry by investing in research and development.


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