October 06, 2021: We are proud of the announcement of the UAE’s new space mission, which will make us the first Arab country and the fourth country in the world to send a space mission to Venus and an asteroid belt.
This mission, with its unprecedented scientific goals, will enhance the UAE's contribution to the scientific progress of humanity. The announcement also coincides with our upcoming celebration of the golden jubilee of the founding of the UAE, confirming our consistent approach to contribute to humankind under the vision of our wise leadership.
The words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, during the announcement reflects the ambition of the UAE and its people, which does not stop at any limit.
The UAE has always aimed at investing and improving the lives of people, and today, through the continued guidance of our leadership, we are able to meet the most difficult challenges as we grow and develop. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has himself expressed that our national cadres and talents along with our academic and research institutions have achieved qualitative achievements in the space sector that are able to take on the task of the new space mission with full efficiency and readiness.
In line with the national agenda, we, at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, will continue our strategic efforts to build a strong and sustainable space sector, support and protect national interests and vital sectors, contribute to the diversification and growth of the country’s economy, enhance specialised national competencies, develop scientific and technical capabilities, and further strengthen the UAE's role and position regionally and globally.