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Salem Al Marri elected as an IAA corresponding member

Posted 26 September 2016 · Add Comment

Salem Al Marri, assistant director general for Scientific and Technical Affairs at Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre has been elected as an IAA corresponding member.

Al Marri was elected for his outstanding contributions to the science, technology and space sectors in the UAE and his efforts in promoting international cooperation in the advancement of the space sector worldwide. As a corresponding member, Al Marri will contribute to the international endeavours and the cooperation between all countries and organisations for the advancement of space technology and sciences around the world.

Al Marri said: “The space sector in the UAE has reached a good position in the global space community in such a short time. This drives us to play a positive role in global space affairs and participate in the international endeavours of developing peaceful applications of space technology and sciences.”

Al Marri currently holds the position of assistant director general for scientific and technical affairs at MBRSC, and he was the project manager for the satellite projects DubaiSat-1 and DubaiSat-2, the first two UAE satellites launched into space in 2009 and 2013, respectively. He also represents MBRSC in international and local conferences and plays a significant role in areas of cooperation between MBRSC and a number of external bodies involved in the space sector.

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) is an independent non-governmental organisation that was founded in 1960 and recognised by the UN in 1966. IAA consists of more than 1,200 members in 75 countries, including some GCC countries and other Arab countries such as: the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Syria.

 

 

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