Riyadh 16 Shaban 1443 AH corresponding to March 19, 2022 AD
The Saudi Space Authority and the British Space Agency signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the peaceful use of outer space aimed at providing a framework for cooperation in space activities, reviewing areas of common interest in the peaceful uses of space, and facilitating information exchange.
technologies, and personnel working in the relevant fields of the two sides to enhance common gains and increase cooperation in the fields of space and its technologies.
The memorandum was signed on behalf of the authority by His Excellency the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Space Authority, Eng. Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha, and on behalf of the British Space Agency by His Excellency the Minister of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Member of the British Parliament – Dr. Kwasi Quarting.
The memorandum aims to develop bilateral cooperation between the two sides in building capabilities in the field of space science and engineering and work to enhance the role of scientific missions and manned flight programs, in addition to developing cooperation in Earth observation, space application data, and satellite manufacture and launch. The signing of this memorandum comes within the framework of the efforts of the Saudi Space Authority to localize technologies and industries and the sustainability of qualitative space systems in the Kingdom, in accordance with the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and the Kingdom’s endeavor to develop the space sector and its technologies.
It is noteworthy that the memorandum of understanding signed between the Saudi Space Authority and the British Space Agency comes as a continuation of the joint cooperation between the two countries in various fields and sectors, which will contribute to strengthening the role of the economic and technical space sector and the status of the two countries at the two levels.
regional and international.
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