The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and Khalifa University of Science and Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the Emirates Lunar Mission in the field of technological and scientific research activities.
The MoU was signed by His Excellency Salem Humaid AlMarri, Director General of MBRSC and Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice President of Khalifa University of Science and Technology.
The MoU further specifies other scopes of work including exchange of practical experiences and development of human resources in order to facilitate the implementation of the partnership and cooperation in all fields, activities and systems for data linking to serve the general interest of the UAE.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Khalifa University for the Emirates Lunar Mission. Building a talent pool of the next generation of space engineers is vital to the sustainable growth of the space industry. The knowledge garnered through this collaboration will benefit the scientific community and the signing of this memorandum will provide impetus to explore newer research activities and application possibilities in the field of STEM.”
Khalifa University will offer its infrastructure, knowledge, and human capital to support the Emirates Lunar Mission and ensure that the UAE’s space ambitions are fulfilled in line with the country’s leadership’s vision. In addition, the Space Technology and Innovation Center at Khalifa University, as well as other research centers, will contribute to the mission’s success.
Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, said that “We are delighted to enter into the MoU with MBRSC to collaborate on exchange of data and information regarding ‘Rashid Rover’ of the Emirates Lunar Mission, the first Arab mission to the moon.”