UAE Space Agency and NCEMA explore avenues of collaboration in space sector

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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UAE Mars Mission Hope Probe at Work
UAE Mars Mission's Probe Hope at its engineering bay.

UAE Space Agency and the country’s National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) interacted today to share the latest UAE’s Hope Probe-related developments. 

During the interaction where the duo (UAE Space Agency and NCEMA) explored opportunities to impart each other’s expertise and enhance cooperation, the two sides reviewed the outcome of the Hope Probe and its role in supporting the scientific community and mirroring the country’s capability to carry out its national projects to the fullest, despite the COVID-19 challenges.

In the session, NCEMA Director-General Mr. Obaid Rashid Al Shamsi highlighted the importance of developing cooperation between the two sides to showcase the country’s ability to implement its national projects.

Mr. Al Shamsi pointed out that the Hope Probe team had made a remarkable achievement by delivering on the UAE Mars Mission objectives. He further reiterated the ability of the country’s institutions to remain steadfast in their efforts to implement its strategic projects despite this global challenge.

“The mission reflected the fruitful cooperation between NCEMA and the UAE Space Agency to ensure its success. “Tackling the challenges, thought impossible, had become an approach in the UAE,” the NCEMA Director-General stated further adding that he looks forward to enhancing cooperation with the UAE Space Agency to support the system of emergencies, crises and disasters in space sciences.

Mr. Omran Sharaf, Project Manager of Emirates Mars Mission, spoke about the project’s latest developments and expressed his appreciation for the significant and influential role played by NCEMA in all its phases to overcome COVID-19 challenges that resulted in accomplishing the country’s significant achievement in the space sector.

Mr. Sharaf also emphasized the importance of cooperation between the UAE Space Agency and NCEMA to provide an integrated system for emergencies and crises in the space sciences field and enhance the

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