EDGE inks MoU with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Officials during the signing ceremony | WAM

EDGE, one of the world’s leading advanced technology and defense groups, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) for space economy.

This agreement establishes a collaborative framework for knowledge and data sharing, underlining EDGE’s commitment to expanding its expertise into the space sector and exemplifying the strength of local partnerships in the UAE.

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Salem Humaid AlMarri
Director General

“The UAE’s journey in space technology is rapidly advancing, breaking new grounds in tackling diverse challenges and fostering growth in multiple sectors. At MBRSC, our relentless pursuit has always been to solidify the UAE’s position as a leader in the space arena, both regionally and globally. This partnership with EDGE is in perfect harmony with our vision, underlining our commitment to exploring new frontiers in the burgeoning space economy. We’re dedicated to leveraging every opportunity that propels us forward in this dynamic and ever-evolving field.”

Mr. Waleid Al Mesmari, Senior Vice President – Space Cyber Technologies, EDGE, said that, “Joining forces with MBRSC represents a significant milestone for EDGE as we embark on our journey into the space domain.”

“The collaboration aligns with our strategy to evolve into a notable contributor to the space industry, leveraging the profound capabilities and data insights from MBRSC’s advanced space program,” Mr. Al Mesmari added.

Earlier this week, the UAE Space Agency and EDGE signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to implement the Sirb program, a constellation of three synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites, which aims to launch the first satellite, Sirb-1, by 2026.

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