UAE Space Agency
Member since: 2016
In July 2014 UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced a decree to set up a UAE SA that will report directly to the Cabinet and enjoy financial and administrative independence. The UAE SA primary mandates are:
- Develop, organize, support, guide and coordinate the UAE’s growing Space sector that contributes to a diversified UAE national economy and which supports sustainable development;
- The development and use of Space science and technology within the UAE and provide support and advice in these areas;
- Raise awareness of the importance of the Space sector and the development of the qualified human resources in the Space field; • Develop the necessary Space policy and regulation, and support their enforcement; • Enhancing the UAE’s position as a global player in aerospace; • Establish international partnerships in the Space sector, and help support knowledge transfer. The UAE SA will also be responsible for facilitating, supporting as well as supervising UAE national Space programs, such as the UAE Mission to Mars.