The Russian “Ros Cosmos” Foundation announced that the UAE and China wish to expand cooperation with Russia in the fields of space and moon exploration, RT reported.
During the official ceremony to complete the SIRIUS-2021 experiment, Mohammed Ahmed Sultan Issa Al Jaber, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates to the Russian Federation, said: “The UAE is looking forward to more cooperation with Russia in the fields of space exploration… Russia is an important partner for us in the fields of exploration. Our two countries have previously signed an agreement in this field, and negotiations are currently underway between the two countries, and we hope that this cooperation will be strengthened.”
The SIRIUS-21 experiment began on November 4, 2021, and on July 3, for the first time during this period, the crew members left the ground-based experimental complex – the complex that simulates a spacecraft. At the beginning of the experiment, the crew included Oleg Blinov, one of the trainers at the Russian Cosmonaut Training Center, And Victoria Kirishenko, a surgeon at the Institute of Biomedical Problems, who left the experiment after a while after suffering a hand injury, Ekaterina Kariyakina, a scientific researcher at the same institute, the American William Brown, who holds a BA in Russian language and literature, and Ashley Kowalsky from the American Space Systems Command, And Emirati astronaut Saleh Omar Al Ameri.
On the other hand, the head of the Russian “Roskosmos” Corporation, Dmitry Rogozin, announced that “his foundation is ready to deepen cooperation with the China National Space Administration on lunar exploration.”
It should be noted that Roscosmos and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) had agreed on a joint cooperation program for the period between 2018 and 2022, and the program includes sections dedicated to the study of the moon and deep space, space sciences and related technologies, satellites and their applications, and cooperation in The areas of remote sensing of the earth, and sub-working groups were formed to implement this program.
In March last year, Dmitry Rogozin, head of Roscosmos, and Zhang Kejian, head of the China National Space Administration, signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation and implement a joint project to build the International Scientific Moon Station.
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