UAE broadcasts launch date for first long-duration Arab astronaut mission

DUBAI -The Mohammed Bin Rashid Area Centre (MBRSC) has confirmed the launch of the second mission of the UAE Astronaut Programme which is scheduled for no sooner than twenty sixth February, 2023.

Aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, Sultan Al Neyadi together with two astronauts will launch to Worldwide Area Station from Launch Complicated 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Area Heart in Florida. As soon as, aboard the station, Sultan will turn into a flight engineer for Expedition 69.

An elaborate media and public convention will likely be held on Wednesday, twenty fifth January, at NASA’s Johnson Area Heart in Houston, highlighting mission particulars and a public deal with from Salem Al Marri, Director-Normal of MBRSC.

The mission, dubbed Crew-6 will embody a sequence of experiments and analysis, in addition to essential scientific findings about outer house. In the course of the mission, Sultan will conduct quite a few in-depth and superior scientific experiments as a part of the UAE Astronaut Programme, which can prepare and put together a staff of Emirati astronauts earlier than sending them into house to hold out numerous scientific missions.

The UAE Astronaut Programme launched by the MBRSC goals to ascertain the UAE’s infrastructure for human house exploration and is without doubt one of the most inspiring programmes that goal to fulfill the aspirations of younger folks with distinctive scientific capacities and private abilities. It additionally goals to develop the capabilities of Emirati astronauts and allow them to function the ISS.

The Programme is without doubt one of the tasks funded by the ICT Fund of the Telecommunications and Digital Authorities Regulatory Authority (TDRA) which goals to help analysis and growth within the ICT sector within the UAE.