The agreement further strengthens the existing cooperation between the two parties. Both organizations previously collaborated in the Dubai Sat-1 and Dubai Sat-2 projects. Currently, they are working on the first Arab-made satellite, the Khalifa Sat, which will be launched into outer space by 2017. Emirati engineers are involved in the planning and designing of the Khalifa Sat. The agreement was signed by H.E. Yousuf Al Shaibani, Director General, Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology and Dong-Sung Park, Satrec’s General Manager. Senior managers and officials from both sides were present to witness the signing.
EIAST was established by the Dubai Government in 2006 with the goal of promoting a culture of advanced scientific research and technology innovation in Dubai and the UAE, and enhancing technology innovation and scientific skills among UAE Nationals. It is mainly involved in outer space research and development, satellite manufacturing and systems development, space imaging, and ground station services and support for other satellites.
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