Both entities will exchange data and information regarding Emirates Lunar Missions Rashid Rover.
Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and Khalifa University of Science and Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the Emirates Lunar Mission including technological and scientific research.
The MoU was signed by Salem Humaid AlMarri, Director General, MBRSC and Dr Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice President, Khalifa University of Science and Technology.
The MoU further details 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 linkage to serve the general interest of the UAE.
Commenting on the collaboration, Salem Humaid AlMarri, Director General, MBRSC said: We are pleased to collaborate with Khalifa University of Science and Technology 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.
Dr Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, added: We are delighted to enter into the MoU with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre to collaborate on exchange of data and information regarding Rashid Rover of the Emirates Lunar Mission, the first Arab mission to the moon. Khalifa University has the infrastructure, expertise, and human capital needed to support the Emirates Lunar Mission and ensure that the UAEs space ambitions are achievable, in line with the vision of the countrys leadership. Moreover, Khalifa Universitys Space Technology and Innovation Center and other research centres will assist in the work undertaken for this mission to help ensure its success.