The National Space Science Agency (NSSA) has signed a cooperation, information and data-sharing agreement with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) on 19th March 2019 during the second Global Space Congress 2019.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by H.E. The Minister of Transportation and Telecommunication, Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, responsible for the supervision and control of NSSA, and Mr. Hamad Obaid AlMansoori, Chairman of MBRSC.
The agreement aims to expand the existing collaboration between the two entities in different potential areas related to satellite, space sciences and remote sensing, their applications, satellite communications and world navigation systems with the use of satellites.
The terms of the MoU included technical cooperation between the two entities and exchanging information.
AlMansoori highlighted the importance of strategic partnerships with government entities in the region. He said, “This MoU supports MBRSC vision to contribute to the transfer of expertise and knowledge to entities active in the space sector”.
Dr. Al Aseeri added “We are very keen to start initiatives and projects with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), as a leading regional entity in the space field, to help us achieve his Majesty’s vision in this prominent field and fulfilling our goals through establishing relationships of cooperation on regional and international space agencies and with technical, industrial and research organizations actively engaged in space science”.
H.E. The Minister of Transportation and Telecommunication, Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, while expressing his pleasure at signing the MoU, further commented “This framework for already existing cooperation, will open new horizons for further collaboration and is very important for both our countries as it enhances the presence of Arab countries in the space sector and allow to achieve sustainable development and prosperity.”
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