Sheikh Hamdan outlines ambitious Emirati space plan for the future

DUBAI: H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of The Government Council of Dubai and President of the Mohammed bin Rashid Area Centre (MBRSC), mentioned the Centre is dedicated to realising the UAE’s imaginative and prescient to boost the Arab area’s profile as a distinguished participant within the international house trade by enterprise formidable tasks that may carry enduring advantages to humanity.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan made these remarks at a gathering of the MBRSC Board of Administrators chaired by him. In the course of the assembly, His Highness was briefed in regards to the Centre’s formidable missions and future programmes.

“Within the subsequent section of our journey, we’re set to implement distinctive tasks that may open new horizons for house exploration. The UAE’s quickly advancing house sector is poised to evolve into a major international contributor within the area, drawing from the wealthy experience, information and strategic partnerships we now have acquired by distinctive initiatives and missions,” H.H. mentioned.
“The Mohammed bin Rashid Area Centre (MBRSC) is a pivotal contributor to the UAE’s house programme, and we stay dedicated to enhancing the nation’s stature as a key participant in shaping the way forward for house exploration consistent with the management’s imaginative and prescient. Our purpose is to unearth new knowledge and achieve information and insights that may carry advantages not only for our nation but in addition for the area and the worldwide group,” he famous.

“The UAE has set excessive requirements for house excellence and can proceed to launch formidable missions that resonate with our management’s imaginative and prescient to advance our nation’s position as an innovator and trailblazer within the area and the world,” he added.

Updates on programmes and missions
In the course of the assembly, Sheikh Hamdan was briefed on MBRSC’s newest accomplishments, together with the success of the longest Arab house mission, led by UAE astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi and the UAE’s collaboration with worldwide house companies and main native and worldwide universities. The mission included over 200 experiments that mirrored the nation’s dedication to exploring house and science for the good thing about humankind.

The assembly additionally mentioned subsequent steps for the UAE Astronaut Programme, and the coaching of astronauts Mohammad AlMulla and Nora AlMatrooshi who have been chosen to coach alongside 10 NASA astronauts. AlMulla and AlMatrooshi will likely be prepared for house missions upon their commencement from the programme in 2024.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan reviewed the most recent satellite tv for pc constructing tasks, which intention to design, construct and function superior earth-monitoring satellites, together with the MBZ-SAT, which upon its launch subsequent 12 months would be the most superior industrial satellite tv for pc within the area within the area of high-resolution satellite tv for pc imagery. With 90% of its mechanical construction and 50% of its digital modules constructed regionally, MBZ-SAT would be the second satellite tv for pc to be constructed solely by Emirati engineers, following KhalifaSAT.

H.H. was additionally briefed on the progress of the Rashid Rover 2 mission, the UAE’s newest mission to the moon, which was introduced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in April 2023. The mission will construct on the achievements of the earlier mission to design and construct the world’s most compact rover ‘Rashid Rover’, which turned the primary Emirati and Arab rover to succeed in the lunar orbit earlier than the touchdown try onboard iSpace’s HAKUTO-R lander.

The board assembly additionally mentioned the satellite tv for pc Payload Internet hosting Initiative, a joint effort by MBRSC and the United Nations Workplace for Outer Area Affairs (UNOOSA) to advance capacity-building and promote house science and expertise in creating international locations. The initiative is a invaluable alternative to reveal innovation and new expertise.

Sheikh Hamdan reviewed the most recent developments associated to the ‘Hope Probe’, together with its unprecedented accomplishments which helped uncover secrets and techniques of the crimson planet Mars.

A worldwide platform
Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori; Chairman, MBRSC Board of Administrators, mentioned: “Beneath the supervision of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, we’ll proceed to bolster the UAE’s position in house exploration. We are going to preserve tempo with the evolving house scene by strategically enhancing our capabilities and getting ready for the longer term.

“At MBRSC, we don’t solely intention to nurture UAE innovation and expertise, but in addition set up a world platform for sharing information, experience and knowledge to construct the way forward for house.”

A beacon of innovation
Salem Humaid Al Marri, Director Normal, MBRSC, mentioned: “Beneath the management of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, MBRSC will proceed to behave as a beacon of innovation, and a key participant in constructing the way forward for house exploration.

“We proceed to create a collaborative working surroundings that nurtures expertise and disruptive pondering. We intention to share and develop information by supporting international collaborations to assist introduce new, state-of-the-art applied sciences that may improve human information and high quality of life.”

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Area Centre works with regional corporations to create a launchpad for the native house trade. The Centre has partnered with native corporations to fabricate parts of the MBZ-SAT, together with aluminium honeycomb panels.



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