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A team engaged in the space initiative of the Emirate of Dubai recently visited South Korea to gain experience and help in knowledge and technology transfer from South Korea’s space programme, Satrec-I.
The team was from Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), the builders of the successful DubaiSat programme.
His Excellency Ahmed Al Mansoori, EIAST Director General, emphasized that the transfer of knowledge and exchange of experience are among the most important pillars of EIAST’s strategy.
“The road map to achieving this lies in investing in our human resources and finding an Emirati generation of scientists and researchers who can build a strong base for the space industry in the UAE,” he said.
Commenting on a visit by the EIAST team to partners at Satrec Initiative in South Korea, Al Mansoori said that learning from Satrec Initiative’s experiences in various technical and research fields, as well as visiting EIAST’s team of engineers in South Korea, represent a great opportunity to access knowledge and facilitate transfer of technology.
“The visit helps EIAST in achieving two goals: The first is to allow our operations and support team to learn about the great achievements of their colleagues in building DubaiSat-2, and the second is an opportunity for our financial and administration team to be introduced to the world’s best practices in managing satellites projects from theory to implementation. This is in line with EIAST’s strategy to build similar space projects by UAE national engineers,” added Al Mansoori.
EIAST gives great attention to investing in its human resources and enhancing the relation between the team which is based in the UAE and its team residing in South Korea. The visitors learned from their colleagues about the latest development and progress on DubaiSat-2.
“The focus of this trip was on enhancing our finance and management department’s performance in line with international best practices” said Mona Al Qemzi, Director of Financial and Administration Affairs.
Eng. Mohammed Al Harami, Head of the Software Section, took the team on a tour to the various departments of Satrec Initiative and they were introduced to the working environment and some of the technical tests conducted by engineers on DubaiSat-2.
Eng. Ahmed Salem, Head of the Digital Systems Division, explained to the team that DubaiSat-2 is progressing right on schedule and is nearing the final stages.