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 the exchange of information, technologies, and individuals working in related fields on both sides to enhance Joint gains and increased cooperation in the fields of space and its technologies.
The memorandum was signed by Eng. Abdullah Al-Sawaha, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Space Authority, and on behalf of the British Space Agency, Dr. Kwasi Quarting, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Member of the British Parliament.
The memorandum aims to develop bilateral cooperation between the two sides in capacity-building 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.
The memorandum of understanding 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 regional and international levels.
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