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About Us - Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre A Message from the Director General

Our goal is to prepare generations of Emirati engineers specialised in space sciences and launching world-class national scientific projects

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YOUSUF HAMAD AL SHAIBANI

DIRECTOR GENERAL

TO CONTACT:

PHONE: +971 4 607120

EMAIL: contactdg@mbrsc.ae

Our goal is to prepare generations of Emirati engineers specialised in space sciences and launching world-class national scientific projects

At MBRSC, we are committed to making the UAE one of the leading countries in the space sector to achieve the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and to fulfilling our commitments in accordance with the directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre and the general supervisor of all the centre’s projects, strategic and developmental plans.

We, at MBRSC, are proud to lead the space science sector in the UAE, and we are committed to exerting all efforts to develop all the major scientific projects of the National Space Programme. These projects are promising and centred around developing high-tech satellites; they enable us to compete internationally in this sector and to explore Mars through the Hope Probe mission, which is set to be launched in 2020. We also plan to develop the Mars 2117 project and to train and prepare the first Emirati astronaut corps.

MBRSC continues to work on establishing space science infrastructure, launching scientific and specialised knowledge-based initiatives and promoting the culture of innovation. The centre is also committed to preparing a new generation of national engineers and scientists in the field of space engineering and advanced technology through continuous training and knowledge transfer programmes. We will also offer scholarships for advanced academic studies, scientific research, enhancing knowledge expertise, launching spacecraft to explore planets and manufacturing satellites. The UAE National Space Programme is a top priority at MBRSC.

Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani