Agreement to build 1st Arabic-Islamic Mars probe signed

Agreement to build 1st Arabic-Islamic Mars probe signed

Agreement to build 1st Arabic-Islamic Mars probe signed

(Abu Dhabi) – Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has attended the signing ceremony of an agreement at the Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation in Dubai, between the U.A.E. Space Agency and the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology, EIAST, to build the first Arabic-Islamic probe to Mars under the supervision of Emirati working group of the Emirates Space Agency.
According to the agreement, EIAST will implement all stages of the project under the supervision and direct funding from the Agency for a period of seven years.
Sheikh Mohammed stressed that the project will be implemented under the supervision of Emirati WORKING group in cooperation with international partner specialists.
Sheikh Mohammed said, “today we embark on a seven year journey to develop the knowledge, skills and infrastructure needed to accomplish our goal to reach Mars,” adding that the sky is the limit for our ambitions but that REQUIRES a team determined enough to attain this.
He added that the historic mission “lies ahead of us” and that such mission will be a national pride, a great Arab achievement, and a valuable contribution to science and humanity.
(Courtesy WAM)

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