|UAE Space Agency Chairman Khalifa Al Romaithi and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden pose with collaborative agreement for aeronautics, space exploration. Photo: UAE Space Agency|
[Avionics Today 06-15-2016] The United States and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have entered into an agreement to cooperate in aeronautics research, and the exploration and use of airspace and outer space for peaceful purposes.
Technical experts from NASA and the UAE Space Agency are already engaged in discussions on several areas of mutual interest, and will look to collaborate for years to come through a common interest in aeronautics, exploration and discovery. The agreement covers cooperation and collaboration in aeronautics, as well as space science, education, technology, and safety and mission assurance, among other areas.
The two countries will continue to identify additional areas of mutual interest for possible future cooperative programs or joint activities on earth, in airspace, or in outer space. These activities may include the joint use of aircraft, scientific instruments aboard spacecraft, ground-based research facilities, spacecraft and space research platforms, as well as ground-based antennas for tracking, telemetry, and data acquisition.