DUBAI (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi state defence and security entity Tawazun is to develop a satellite assembly, integration and screening centre with Plane in the United Arab Emirates’ oasis city of Al Ain, state news agency WAM reported on Wednesday.
The centre likewise intends to produce elements for small to medium-sized interaction, navigation and hyperspectral satellites weighing between 50 and 250 kilograms, it reported.
It is targeted to open at the start of 2021, it stated without supplying a particular date.
Airplane is to offer the UAE’s National Area Science and Innovation Centre, whose facilities the centre would be situated within, with assistance during the style, outfitting and commissioning phase.
Airplane would likewise be responsible for procurement, installation and functional credentials for the equipment.
The UAE is pushing to develop its scientific and state-of-the-art capabilities as part of efforts to reduce its dependence on oil.
The Gulf state last month sent out a probe into area to orbit Mars and send out back information about the atmosphere of the red planet.
The UAE revealed strategies for the mission in 2014 and released a National Space Program in 2017 to establish regional knowledge. Its population of 9.4 million, many of whom are foreign workers, lacks the clinical and industrial base of huge space checking out countries.
Reporting by Alexander Cornwell; editing by David Evans