UAE to invest Dh100 million in space research

May 26, 2015 | Posted in United Arab Emirates By 843 Views   No comments

The UAE Space Agency is currently working on the establishment of the Middle East’s first Space Research Centre which is expected to cost Dh100 million over the next five years.

The details of this project were unveiled at a glittering event held on Monday to mark the official unveiling of the UAE Space Agency’s strategy, plans and objectives for the coming years.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, witnessed the launch of the plan in Abu Dhabi.

“The establishment of a fully-fledged space sector in the UAE, with all necessary human resources, infrastructure and scientific research, is a primary national objective. It requires everyone involved to work as one team to establish the UAE’s leadership in this sector and to build advanced scientific capabilities in the space domain,” Shaikh Mohammed said.

“The Hope Probe and the UAE Space Agency are milestones for the development of the UAE. Today, we are at the dawn of a new era that holds the promise of ambitious advancements; an era in which we build our national capacity and establish a new international standing for the UAE in the space sector. Building a new space sector that is integrated and comprehensive is a value-added step for our national economy, technical knowledge, human capital and international reputation,” he added.

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