MBRSC partners with Italian companies to study planet’s exploration systems – News


The MBRSC signs a memorandum of understanding with Thales Alenia Space and ALTEC to identify opportunities for space collaboration.-Photo provided

Areas of cooperation identified include the development of interplanetary missions.

Posted: Tue, 26 Oct 2021, 11:33 PM

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) is partnering with two Italian companies, with the aim of identifying opportunities to study and develop solutions for space and planetary exploration systems.

It has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Italian Thales Alenia Space Italia (TAS-I) and the Aerospace Logistics Technology Engineering Company (Altec).

The MoU was signed by Salem AlMarri, Deputy Director General of the MBRSC; Massimo Claudio, Managing Director of TAS-I; and Vincenzo Giorgo, CEO of Altec, on the sidelines of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Dubai.

Preliminary areas of cooperation identified include the development of interplanetary missions; design and integration of mobile systems; advanced terrestrial analog systems; higher education activities dedicated to space exploration and development systems, among others.

Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, Managing Director of MBRSC, said: “We look forward to continuing to strengthen our constructive cooperation in the interest of improving space exploration projects.

Hervé Derrey, Chairman and CEO of Thales Alenia Space, said: “This memorandum of understanding marks a key achievement of our cooperation with the MBRSC on exploration from low Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars. Thales Alenia Space has long-standing technological and industrial expertise in this area, complemented by the capabilities of Altec.

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