Nasser Al-Jabri (Abu Dhabi)
The UAE’s projects and its main space missions represented in the outer space exploration projects, namely the Hope Mars probe and the Rashid Moon probe, and the Emirates Astronaut Program project to send Emirati astronauts to the International Space Station, in addition to the launch of satellites, contribute to the UAE’s achievement of 5 benefits A key contribution to achieving the state’s vision towards promoting the building of a sustainable space sector.
The benefits include the development of Emirati cadres in cooperation with global and local partnerships to reach common scientific goals towards a better world, as it is expected that the scientific data that will be collected from the Al-Amal probe and the Emirati satellites will contribute to providing scientists and researchers from different countries of the world with the most accurate level of data and information. Which will be analyzed, and present scientific recommendations and proposals on the topics it raises and studies, which will enhance the state’s presence and the participation of the international community in the current scientific challenges, with the aim of reaching sustainable solutions capable of dealing with them.
The benefits include establishing the standards of the sustainable space sector and its continuity in the coming years, by launching new space projects that are in line with the growing community space awareness, and compatible with the competencies and capabilities of the national cadres in the sector, which enhances the UAE’s experience and expertise in space projects, towards launching projects. More complex and difficult, with the aim of emphasizing the country’s leadership in space and the efficiency of its cadres and work teams of young scientists, researchers and engineers.
The benefits also include strengthening the scientific research capabilities of academic institutions in the country and space research centers, as many scientific papers and research studies on the current reality of global space developments will be based on research that will be conducted on the International Space Station by Emirati astronauts in the future. Satellite data and outer space exploration missions will also be used, which will enhance the international classification of national universities, and contribute to providing a research environment capable of providing students with knowledge needs.
The benefits include enhancing space diplomacy, by building partnerships and relationships with a number of international agencies, bodies and institutions active in the sector, as they contribute to consolidating the principles of space diplomacy and the soft power of the UAE, through agreements and treaties aimed at transferring expertise, exchanging knowledge and sharing data, confirming the country’s reputation. In the scientific and knowledge aspect, and it strengthens its relations with developed countries in the sector. The benefits included in the national space sector strategy and the national sector policy include the development of science, technology and innovation in the various fields of space, which will lead the country to play an important role in the space race, given the great role that innovations play in modern space industries, and the role of qualitative scientific concepts in the success of space missions. Of countries, which is reinforced by the UAE projects aimed at upgrading the country’s ranking in modern technical and scientific indicators, towards reaching global leadership positions.