The Saudi Space Commission has become a member of IAF to enhance the Kingdoms stature globally in the space sector.
The Saudi Space Commission has joined International Astronautical Federation, a space organisation founded in 1951 to promote discussions between scientists worldwide and encourage cooperation in space.
Saudi Space Authority CEO, Dr Mohammad bin Saud Al-Tamimi, said that the space industry is one of the sectors targeted for development by Vision 2030 with the aim of the Kingdom becoming a world leader in the field. He added that the commission is working to enhance the sector through the scientific and professional development of the skills required in the field, and by providing the necessary support to promote research and development in space technologies.
“We are pleased today to join the International Space Federation to enhance the Kingdom’s stature globally and to consolidate its leading role in the development of the space economy internationally. We, at the Saudi Space Commission, look forward to sharing experiences and activities with the IAF, and to be part of this global network to serve the space sector,” he added.
The announcement comes as part of the efforts that aim to enhance the Kingdom’s position and its leading role regionally and internationally, in addition to the transparent legislative structure of the Kingdom’s space sector that addresses the future, stimulates growth, and inspires generations.
Joining the IAF constitutes a new chapter added to the intensive initiatives of the commission to cooperate with the international community to establish new and developed principles and frameworks that enhance international laws to benefit from the space sector and its technologies, to serve the interest of scientific progress for mankind.