First Pan-Arab Space Agency Founded in Abu Dhabi

Eleven states on Tuesday signed a charter to establish the Arab Group for Space Collaboration. The group's first project will be a satellite, named 813, that will monitor environmental and climate changes

The first pan-Arab organization for space collaboration was formed in the UAE on Tuesday.

On the first day of the Global Space Congress in Abu Dhabi, 11 countries signed a charter to establish a new body that seeks to develop the region’s space sector.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, announced that the group's first project would be a satellite, named 813, that will monitor environmental and climate changes.

Current members of the Arab Group for Space Collaboration include Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and the United Arab Emirates.

 

[Sources: Space Watch, The National]

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