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UAE Space Agency joins The International Astronautical Federation

Posted 28 September 2016 · Add Comment

The UAE Space Agency has joined the International Astronautical Federation (IAF).

The IAF is a prominent space advocacy organisation established in 1951 to promote dialogue between scientists around the world and encourage international space cooperation. 

Since its foundation the Agency has successfully established relationships with multiple global space industry organisations and agencies that have a common vision for space exploration. This includes signing MoU’s with NASA and the national space agencies of France, Russia, Japan, China, and the United Kingdom, among others.

Further highlighting the global recognition received by the UAE space program, the UAE Space Agency was also successful in gaining membership to the International Space Exploration Coordination Group and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), making the UAE the first Arab country to join the former. 

The UAE Space Agency is currently participating in the 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), organised by the IAF and taking place at the Expo Guadalajara in Mexico. The Agency has been sharing its experiences, challenges, and insights in space research, technology, education, and regulation. 

The IAF’s more than 300 members consist of representatives from more than 66 countries.  The members come from a variety of organisations including, space agencies, companies, universities, professional associations, government bodies, and institutes. The IAF has close ties with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), with whom the IAF organises the annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC). 

Dr. Khalifa Mohammed Al Romaithi, chairman of UAE Space Agency, said: “Joining the International Astronautical Federation is in line with our efforts to strengthening the UAE’s presence within the global space sector and establishing international relations with key players in the industry, which are central elements to the UAE Space Agency’s strategy.” 

“The UAE Space Agency recognises the importance of international collaboration in the field of peaceful exploration of outer space, as this field is considered part of humankind’s common heritage. It is extremely important in our view for all competent entities in this field to work together towards the common goal of enhancing the welfare of humanity," added Al Romaithi.

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