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MBRSC wins top award at astronautical congress

DUBAI, September 28, 2017

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, a Dubai Government entity which aims to promote scientific innovation, has won the first IAF Excellence in 3G Diversity Award at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia.

The Centre received the award from the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) for its contributions to the fostering of “3G” (Geography, Generation, Gender) Diversity within the space sector.

Salem Al Marri, assistant director general for Scientific & Technical Affairs at MBRSC received the Award from the president of IAF, Dr Jean-Yves Le Gall and chair of the Award Committee, Mary Snitch.

Dr Le Gall said: “The MBRSC has demonstrated to be an outstanding organization, having diversity in their genes. They are an example to the entire space community. The IAF is proud to receive its first “IAF Excellence in 3G Diversity Award” to such impressive organization contributing to the foster of the 3G Geography, Generation and Gender.”

Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, director general of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre said: “we are honoured to receive the first IAF Excellence in 3G Diversity Award, which reflects our strategy since 2006; Geography, Generation, Gender.”

“The Centre has built strategic partnerships with different organizations and had cooperation ties around the world. We have started with a strategic partnership with Satrec Initiative with a knowledge transfer program to gain the knowledge of building satellites. It was a cornerstone in the owning the basic requirements for a satellite industry, namely, building national capabilities and which lead to the success in localizing space sector in the country,” he added.

“MBRSC proved its international presence, through establishing partnerships with international institutions reflecting its openness and cooperation to serve the development of space sector and its peaceful uses,” Al-Shaibani noted.

"MBRSC team gave an honourable image of the Emirati youth. The team is leading important projects that will serve humanity and human life, in which they are creative and innovative in implementing them.”- TradeArabia News Service




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