EIAST sponsors World Space Risk Forum 2010
The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) is a key sponsor of World Space Risk Forum 2010 being held until March 3, 2010, in Dubai. This is part of strategic direction of EIAST to promote the space industry in the United Arab Emirates.
World Space Risk Forum brings together space business leaders from around the world to exchange ideas and develop solutions of mutual interest in the risk management and insurance of space risks. Four key areas are being discussed: Technical Developments in the Space Industry; Impact of the Global Economy on the Space Industry; Legal and Regulatory Environment within the Space Industry and Outlook over the next three decades for the Space Industry.
“The support to World Space Risk Forum, a key event for information exchange on space technologies, highlights the aspiration of EIAST to develop the space sector in the UAE and establish the global credentials of the emirate in the space industry,” said His Excellency Mr Ahmed Al Mansoori, Director General of EIAST, said.
He added: “Hosting the event in Dubai reflects the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to establish space industries, advanced technologies and modern communications and drive the socio-economic growth of the emirate.”
EIAST focuses on four main scientific programs: Space, Astronomy, Energy, and Environment and water research. EIAST launched DubaiSat-1, the UAE’s first remote sensing satellite, to outer space and has begun work on the specifications for its third satellite, DubaiSat-3, even as work on DubaiSat-2 continues at full pace for its potential launch by end of 2012.
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