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SAASST, MBRSC Explore Ways of Promoting Joint Scientific Cooperation

01 / 11 / 2022

Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space Sciences, and Technology (SAASST) of the University of Sharjah (UoS) received a delegation from Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) who was welcomed by Prof. Ilias Fernini, Deputy General Director for Research and Scientific Projects, SAASST, with the aim of searching ways of promoting future joint cooperation and exchange of expertise in the field of scientific research that serves the community, which stems from the academy's keenness to promote joint cooperation with local institutes and bodies.


During the visit, the delegation was briefly introduced to the academy's various departments, its pioneering achievements in the region, its future strategic plans projects, researches published, and the internship programs conducted to hone the university students' skills, besides the scientific lectures and workshops organized periodically. Thereafter, the delegation toured research laboratories, scientific exhibitions and facilities that simulate astronomy and the universe. ​In addition, SAASST research assistants and engineers discussed their work with the MBRSC engineers, who granted the academy a special satellite picture showing SAASST's building taken by Khalifa-Sat on May 31, 2022, with a resolution of 0.7 m. The different SAASST outdoor scientific instruments were well imaged by the satellite, which shows the high-resolution capabilities of Khalifa-Sat in remote sensing.

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