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UAE Space Agency discusses future cooperation with NASA

Posted 16 February 2016 · Add Comment

The UAE Space Agency has announced that it has discussed future cooperation means with a delegation from The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

The meeting held at the Agency’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, aimed to strengthen partnership and work between the two organisations. 

The delegation led by Badri Younes, NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Space Communications and Navigation (SCAN), was welcomed by His Excellency Dr. Eng. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UAE Space Agency and a number of senior officials from the nation’s space sector. The meeting was also attended by Sami Asmar, IND/DSN Strategic and International Planning Office Manager at JPL. 

The two sides discussed knowledge transfer opportunities, technical and training information, cooperating on the Deep Space Network and the development of a ground station, as well as collaborating on the “Hope Probe” programme. 

The delegates also discussed the possibility of cooperating on the analysis of the data provided by the probe and allowing other governmental and scientific entities in the country to benefit from the results by enhancing operations and business. 

Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi said: “The UAE space agency is keen to develop strong relations with different space agencies around the world, with the aim to support the Agency’s current and future programmes and reach its strategic plans and goals in developing the space sector in the UAE.” 

He added: “We discussed ways to push forward the development of the “Hope Probe” project, as NASA has a proven record in developing similar programmes throughout the years and to other planets in the solar system.” 

Al Ahbabi also said that the “Hope Probe” will place the country amongst advanced countries in space exploration, a contribution to mankind’s efforts to explore the Red Planet.  It will be a culmination of the UAE’s efforts in space - which started three decades ago and was led by the guidance and commitment of its leadership through projects such as data transmission services, broadcasting TV across space and mobile communications.

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