NSSA, UK space companies hold meetings

London, April 17 (BNA): The CEO of the National Space Science Agency, Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Asiri, headed the agency’s delegation on an official visit to the United Kingdom.

The visit was coordinated by the UK Embassy in Bahrain as part of joint efforts to develop NSSA’s facilities and the quality of service it provides to various sectors.

Al-Asiri said, “The National Space Science Authority is looking forward to making the Kingdom the first regional gateway for space projects, which supports comprehensive sustainable development and economic diversification, and contributes to the advancement of space science and technology locally, regionally and internationally.”

The visit included meetings with several British companies operating in the space sector.

The meetings emphasized cooperation, exchange of experiences, and discussion of joint research projects to support the growth of the space sector in Bahrain.

The delegation visited the National Space Center to learn about the experience of communicating with the community in the United Kingdom, and the Harwell Space Cluster, which includes more than 100 institutions and business incubators.

The delegation was also briefed on the satellite applications catapult, which was built to support UK innovation in high-growth sectors, including space.

The visit included a tour of the Technology and Innovation Center at the University of Strathclyde, a review of the latest scientific studies and research projects, as well as collaborations.

The delegation held meetings with private sector companies in the space sector, and meetings with the British Space Agency and the European Space Agency.

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