The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, won the Inspiration Award at the World Space Risk Forum, WSRF, 2016, for its achievements in space science and space industry.
WSRF is a global event that brings together experts in the space industry from around the world.
Salem Al Marri, Assistant Director-General for Scientific and Technical Affairs at MBRSC, received the award from Laurent Lemaire, organiser and host of the WSRF and Chairman and CEO of Elseco, an insurance underwriting specialist in space, aviation and energy sectors.
“Hosting the World Space Risk Forum in the UAE contributes to reinforcing our country’s position in the global space industry. The forum offers a platform to exchange experiences and practices, promote knowledge transfer, and create co-operation channels between decision makers involved in the space sector from around the world,” said Yousuf Al Shaibani, Director-General of MBRSC.
Al Shaibani thanked the forum for bestowing the Inspiration Award, saying that the centre’s achievements would be lauded by many countries. “In a short period of time, we have managed to achieve a great deal, including the launch of two satellites into space, building the first Remote Sensing Earth Observation Satellite using only Emirati expertise – KhalifaSat, and beginning work on the first Arab mission to explore outer space – with the Hope probe,” he added. More info
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