Within the global celebration of World Space Week—and as a part of the endeavours by the competent institutional bodies to achieve human aspirations to keep pace with the development in the technology, innovation and exploration with the aim of making broad and solid steps towards enhancing the growth and sustainability of the space sector—NSSA cooperated with the Arab Group for Space Cooperation through its participation in the activities of the World Space Week and held virtual seminars open to the public and those interested in this vital sector.

The participation of the Kingdom of Bahrain, represented by NSSA, was in the seminar titled “Satellites Improve Life.” Dr. Mohamed Jasim Al-Othman, Adviser to the Board of Directors and Space Science Expert at NSSA, gave a lecture and shed light on the impact of satellites and their contribution to improving human life and their effects on daily life through the application of telecommunications, environmental monitoring, transportation, weather forecasting, science, and other available means and technology, while providing various examples and scientific explanations about the work of the various types of satellites.

The seminar garnered wide participation by interested persons from various Arab countries and members of the Arab Group, as well as by the public audience.

Dr. Al-Othman said that this participation came as a scientific contribution from NSSA within the integrative efforts of the Arab Group for Space Cooperation to contribute to improving awareness of space, sciences, applications and importance to human life among the Arab youth. He added, “This is an important step towards establishing a sustainable space sector that will contribute to the development of science and technology in our Homeland, create prestigious job opportunities for our youth and help achieve the sustainable development goals that all countries seek to achieve in order to ensure the well-being of their people.”