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Hamdan bin Mohammed chairs meeting of MBRSC’s Board of Directors

May 19, 2024 / 9:03 PM
Sharjah 24 – WAM: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, and President of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), affirmed that the Centre continues to play a leading role in inspiring Emirati missions and projects within the space sector. Strengthening the UAE's National Space Programme and supporting the country's contributions to global space exploration efforts, the Centre is significantly involved in the development of the UAE's technological capabilities, His Highness added.
Sheikh Hamdan made these remarks at a meeting of the MBRSC Board of Directors chaired by him, during which he was briefed on the Centre's ambitious future programmes and missions.

During the meeting, Sheikh Hamdan reviewed strategic plans for the development and launch of satellites under the UAE Satellite Programme. These include MBZ-SAT, the most advanced satellite in the region, slated for launch by October this year, and HCT-SAT 1, an Earth-observation CubeSat, being developed in collaboration with the students of the Higher Colleges of Technology under the expert guidance of MBRSC engineers, as part of the Centre's efforts to integrate space technology within the education sector.

He was also updated on the latest developments pertaining to the Emirates Airlock project, the crew and science airlock module for the Gateway lunar space station, in the backdrop of the UAE joining the multi-agency project. He was also briefed on the progress of the Rashid Rover 2, the UAE’s latest mission to explore the Moon.

 “Our strategic vision for developing and launching advanced technology and missions is not merely about reaching new heights in the space sector, but about inspiring a whole generation to dream big and aim higher. Every new project we launch enhances our national capabilities, pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve and ensuring that the UAE remains synonymous with innovation and excellence in space sciences,” Sheikh Hamdan said.
May 19, 2024 / 9:03 PM

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