The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center has successfully concluded its participation in the Dubai Airshow 2023, held from November 13 to 17 at Dubai World Central Airport. The center’s platform hosted officials, dignitaries, CEOs, investors, and space specialists from around the world during the five-day event.
Salem Humaid Al Marri, Director General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, expressed pride in the successful participation, emphasizing the center’s commitment to advancing the space sector and contributing to space exploration and technology. Al Marri highlighted the opportunity to strengthen the UAE’s global position in space technology and exploration.
On the first day, astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi presented a logo for “Emirates Airlines” carried to the International Space Station to His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. The platform hosted meetings, cooperative discussions, and presentations on the center’s latest missions, receiving visitors like Joel Montalbano, Director of the International Space Station Program at NASA.
Astronauts Sultan and Hazza Al Mansouri participated in an air show with the Emirates Aerobatic Team, and the platform received visits from Kelly Seabolt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Air Force for International Affairs, and Lieutenant General De Anna Burt of the US Space Force.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center and the Kalman Foundation announced the selection of four Emirati students for the Endeavor space camp scholarship. Additionally, winners of the Emirates Society for Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Challenge in its “Earth Observation” version were announced, with the first-place project focusing on GIS and 3D solutions for risk estimation.