Subscribe Free
in Space

MBRSC showcases UAE space programme at World Space Risk Forum 2016

Posted 7 November 2016 · Add Comment

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has participated in the World Space Risk Forum (WSRF) 2016, the global event that brings together a large number of international experts and specialists in the field of space industry from around the world.

MBRSC’s participation, Yousuf Al Shaibani, Director General of MBRSC, said: “Hosting the World Space Risk Forum in the UAE contributes to reinforcing our country’s position in the global space industry. The forum offers a platform to exchange experiences and practices, promote knowledge transfer, and create cooperation channels between decision makers involved in the space sector from around the world.” 

Al Shaibani also thanked the forum for granting MBRSC the Inspiration Award, stating that he believes the centre’s accomplishments in space to be admired by many countries around the world. “In a short period of time, we’ve managed to achieve a great deal, including the launch of two satellites into space, building the first Remote Sensing Earth Observation Satellite using only Emirati expertise – KhalifaSat, and beginning work on the first Arab mission to explore outer space — with the Hope probe.

"The UAE’s space sector has a very ambitious strategy based on innovation, creativity, excellence and investment in human resources. We’re fully confident and hopeful that we will make qualitative development and advancement in the UAE space projects in line with the Centre's strategic plans, which aim to fulfill the aspirations of our leadership to make the UAE one of the leading countries in the space science industry by 2021,” Al Shaibani concluded. 

In his speech, Al Marri highlighted the achievements made by the UAE space programme across the past 10 years. He also addressed the risks associated with space missions, and emphasised the need for proactive and operational plans to assess and mitigate risks by government institutions and agencies launching space projects and missions. 

Al Marri said: “By giving all countries and organisations equal opportunities to participate in the space industry, we can contribute to the growth of space technology. MBRSC continues to promote cooperation and coordination with the global space community in order to develop international frameworks to regulate space activities, with a view to building a sustainable space sector.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Emirates to operate A380 to Glasgow

Emirates will introduce a daily A380 service for a temporary period between Glasgow and Dubai from 16 April 2019. It will be the first time the popular double decker aircraft will operate on a scheduled basis to Scotland.

Qatar Airways GCEO hosts roundtable with global media to discuss airline’s expansion plans

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, hosted a media roundtable with global media to discuss the airline’s rapid expansion plans during Qatar’s annual Doha Forum conference in Doha on 16 December 2018.

RJ launches a 60-second self check-in service at Queen Alia Airport

Royal Jordanian passengers can now self check-in at Queen Alia International Airport using the Common Use Self Service (CUSS) kiosks, available in the departures terminal.

Flydubai launches new routes to Europe

Flydubai has announced the start of flights to Budapest in Hungary and Naples in Italy.

New 787-9 joins Oman Air fleet

Oman Air has taken delivery of its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that it has on order for 2018. This comes at a time when the airline is continuing its trajectory of rapid growth and expansion.

Gulf Air launches stopover travel packages for Bahrain

Gulf Air has announced the launch of new stopover travel packages designed to promote Bahrain as a tourist destination to its customer base.

Boeing SK0311018051218
See us at
AIME19BTA3005120219SaudiAirshowBT0711140319MECAS_BT171218130219Aviation Africa BT0607280219ACCA19_BT2141218280219