ABU DHABI / WAM
The UAE Space Agency and the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are discussing future cooperation. A meeting at the UAE Space Agency’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi brought together officials from the two agencies to discuss ways of strengthening partnership and work.
The delegation led by Badri Younes, NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Space Communications and Navigation (SCAN), was welcomed by Dr. Eng. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UAE Space Agency, and a number of senior officials from the nation’s space sector. The meeting was also attended by Sami Asmar, IND/DSN Strategic and International Planning Office Manager at JPL. The two sides discussed knowledge transfer opportunities, technical and training information, cooperating on the Deep Space Network and the development of a ground station, as well as collaborating on the “Hope Probe” programme.
The delegates also discussed the possibility of cooperating on the analysis of the data provided by the probe and allowing other governmental and scientific entities in the country to benefit from the results by enhancing operations and business.