UAE, Germany to collaborate on space exploration expertise

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Updated 10 November 2017
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UAE, Germany to collaborate on space exploration expertise

DUBAI: The UAE Space Agency is collaborating with the German Aerospace Center to share research information, technology and regulation, state news agency WAM has reported.
The two bodies signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday, that will see the two bodies working closer together exchanging information and expertise in the fields of space science.
The MoU was signed by UAE Cabinet Member, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills and Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, Ahmad Al-Falasi, and Gerd Gruppe, member of the German Aerospace Center, during a ceremony held at the United Nations/UAE High Level Forum on “Space as a Driver for Socio-economic Sustainable Development.”
The event had been organized by the UAE Space Agency and the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), in Dubai.
Al-Falasi said improved partnerships with other countries, sharing scientific and technological expertise resulted from the recognition of the UAE’s “ambitious and successful National Space Program” as well as its space industry.
He said the cooperation also benefited the international space sector, as the industry “worked together for the betterment of humanity.”


European Space Agency satellite rides to orbit from Russia

Updated 25 April 2018
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European Space Agency satellite rides to orbit from Russia

MOSCOW: A Russian rocket has carried into orbit a satellite that is part of the European Space Agency’s earth observation program.
The Sentinel-3B satellite blasted off Wednesday from the Plesetsk launch facility in northern Russia, said the Russian space agency Roscosmos.
The satellite, part of the ESA’s Copernicus program, is to measure oceans, land, ice and the Earth’s atmosphere.