UAE Space Agency meets Hungary’s high-level Hungarian Delegation to bolster collaboration and cooperation

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  • UAE Space Agency Director-General, Salem Butti Salem Al Qubaisi, meets high-level Hungarian delegation at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Space
  • They pair discuss ongoing space missions such as the UAE’s efforts to explore Venus and the Asteroid Belt between Jupiter and Mars
  • Hungary hopes to send an astronaut to the International Space Station by 2024

Dubai, UAE: The UAE Space Agency held bilateral talks with the Hungary delegation to tighten cooperation in the growing global space industry by boosting spatial research and astronautic activities.

His Excellency Salem Butti Salem Al Qubaisi, Director-General of the UAE Space Agency, met a high-ranking delegation of senior officials from Hungary Dr H.E Dr Orsolya Ferencz , Ministerial commissioner for Space Research at MOFA and Trade of Hungary to create closer ties in space research, Earth surveillance, technology utilization and knowledge transfer. The meeting took place in the Hungary Pavilion during Expo 2020 Dubai’s Space Week, held in association with the UAE Space Agency.

The pair discussed a wide range of issues including Hungary’s ambition to send an astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) by 2024, the European country’s plan to launch a scientific satellite into space and develop an onboard measurement system that will be installed on the ISS.

They also discussed the UAE’s new mission to explore Venus and the Asteroid Belt between Jupiter and Mars. The new interplanetary mission – five times more complex than the Emirates Mars Mission – is scheduled to launch in 2028 and will carry out its scientific mission for five consecutive years.

The Asteroid Belt is a torus-shaped region in the solar system believed to have been formed more than four billion years ago. It includes a galactic trove of valuable objectives, including small spatial rocks to massive asteroids that are one third the size of the Moon.

His Excellency Salem Butti Salem Al Qubaisi explained that the new mission will support the creation of Emirati aerospace companies, develop new talent and enhance cooperation with global research centres as part of the UAE’s vision to promote growth and human progress for the next 50 years.