The Saudi Space Commission (SSC) and the British Space Agency have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the peaceful use of outer space.
The agreement aims to provide a framework for cooperation in space activities, to examine areas of common interest in the peaceful uses of space and to facilitate the exchange of information, technologies and individuals working in related fields on both sides to strengthen cooperation in space and its technologies, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The MoU was signed by the Chairman of the Board of the Saudi Space Commission, Eng. Abdullah bin Amer Al-Swaha, and UK Minister of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Member of Parliament, Dr Kwasi Kwarteng.
The MoU also aims to develop bilateral cooperation in capacity building in space science and engineering and to enhance the role of science missions and manned flight programs. It aims to develop cooperation in the fields of Earth observation, space application data and the manufacture and launch of satellites.
The signing of this memorandum is part of the efforts of the SSC to localize technologies and industries and the sustainability of qualitative space systems in the Kingdom in line with the objectives of Vision 2030 and the efforts of the Kingdom to develop the space sector and its technologies.
The MoU reflects the willingness of Saudi Arabia and the UK to continue their cooperation in various fields and sectors.