UAE braces for Mars mission with new space center

Published April 19th, 2015 - 12:50 GMT

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued, in his capacity, a resolution establishing the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), to which, the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) shall affiliate.

According to the resolution, the MBRSC is mandated to develop research, projects and studies on space, in a way that will support UAE's drive for advancing this sector and for building national capabilities related to the space knowledge and science.

The Centre shall oversee preparations and implementation of all phases of the UAE probe exploration mission to Mars. Additionally, it will work on all projects related to science and applications of satellites, as well as other advanced technology projects assigned to it by the relevant authorities.

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