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Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre participates in the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition

posted on Apr 10, 2016

Al Shaibani: “The UAE is one of the leading and successful countries in developing policies that ensure a better tomorrow for the nation and the next generations”

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre participates in the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition

April 10, 2016 - Dubai, UAE

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) is to participate in the 4th edition of Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) organised by the Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) of the General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, from the 11th -13th April 2016.

During the events, MBRSC will shed light on its different projects, including The Emirates Mars Mission - Hope Probe, KhalifaSat, Nayif-1 and DubaiSat-2 products, in addition to space technologies and applications. For the first time, DIGAE's visitors will get the chance to see a model of KhalifaSat, the first satellite to be developed purely by Emirati nationals and expertise at MBRSC's Space Technologies Laboratories.

On the second day, MBRSC will present a keynote entitled "Space for man’s happiness and enriching human knowledge", at the International Conference for Future Governments. The lecture will be presented by Engineer Omran Sharaf, Project Manager of the Emirates Mars Mission, and Engineer Amer Al Sayegh, Project Manager of KhalifaSat at MBRSC, who will both discuss the objectives and services of the two most prominent projects of MBRSC and the UAE. They will also discuss the steps taken to establish and develop the space sector in the UAE in order to serve development plans, to contribute to man’s happiness and to explore outer space.

MBRSC will also announce at the exhibition new partnerships that will make contributions to the country’s development plans and current projects. MBRSC will also participate in an AskGov Leaders initiative that will offer the exhibition's visitors the opportunity to meet government officials and decision makers to ask them questions about Dubai government services and innovations. The visitors can also provide suggestions aimed to develop and improve government services.

Moreover, Engineer Saeed Al Mansoori, Head of the Applications Development and Analysis Centre at MBRSC will participate in a workshop entitled "Space Investment to Serve Earth" that aims to introduce community individuals of all ages to the uses of satellites in the field of Remote Sensing, through providing examples, discussing methods of use and shedding light on the segments that benefit from the space sector. During the workshop, which will be held on the third day of the exhibition, the attendees will witness a presentation on the latest studies made by MBRSC and the latest applications being developed by its teams, along with practical and simplified examples.

The Smart Lab initiative is among the most prominent initiatives in this edition of DIGAE. It serves as a platform that allows Emirati students who participated in the Nayif-1 project to share their expertise and accomplishments during the development of the UAE’s first CubeSat.

Commenting on the MBRSC participation in the exhibition, H.E. Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General, MBRSC said: “DIGAE is one of the most prominent platforms that sheds light on the new concepts applied in the government policies, and highlights the achievements and initiatives that contribute to providing high quality services to citizens and achieve their happiness.

“The UAE is one of the leading and successful countries in developing policies that ensure a better tomorrow for the nation and the next generations, thus reflecting the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, may and the ambitious plans of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai,” Al Shaibani added.

Al Shaibani concluded: “MBRSC is proud to present the achievements of the Emirati engineers during DIGAE events, and to highlight the achievements of the UAE in the fields of satellites industry and space research, as well as highlighting the importance of preparing a generation that is capable of keeping up with the government plans related to achieving sustainable development and positioning the UAE among the most developed countries in space industry and advanced technology."

About MBRSC:

MBRSC is a Dubai Government entity which aims to promote scientific innovation and technology advancement in Dubai and the UAE. The Centre works on research projects and studies related to space science, in line with the approach of the United Arab Emirates, in its quest to develop the sector and build national academic skills through it.

Among the most prominent tasks entrusted to the Centre are the design, implementation, and supervision of all phases of launching the “Hope Probe” to explore Mars. The Centre is also responsible for all projects related to satellite technology and applications and specialized projects, and advanced technical projects assigned to stakeholders. Also, the Centre provides space imaging and earth station services and support to other satellite services.

In 2009, MBRSC launched "DubaiSat-1" into space, the first remote sensing satellite. In 2013, the second satellite "DubaiSat-2" was launched, while work is underway to launch the third satellite "KhalifaSat", which is being built purely by Emirati engineering and expertise in the UAE.

Media Source: Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)

 

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