UAE Astronaut Sends Greetings from Space as Japan's PM Visits Emirates

Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi sends warm greetings to the people of Japan from the International Space Station (ISS) while Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visits the UAE. Al Neyadi .

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Emirati Astronaut Greets Japan from Space as Prime Minister Visits UAE

who recently joined NASA's SpaceX Crew-6 mission, shares a photo of Tokyo and highlights the historic milestone between the two nations. Expressing his fondness for Japan, he recalls the days spent there during his mission preparations and the strategic agreements signed between the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and Japanese partners.

Collaboration in Space: UAE and Japan's Ongoing Partnership

The collaboration between the UAE and Japan in space exploration has been marked by various milestones. Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi underwent training in Japan ahead of his current mission, dedicating a week at Tsukuba with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Notably, the successful launch of the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) in July 2020 from Japan's Tanegashima Space Center marked a significant achievement for both countries. The partnership between the MBRSC and Japanese counterparts has also led to satellite launches and support for the UAE's lunar mission.

Strengthening Bonds: UAE and Japan's Space Exploration Partnership

The ongoing collaboration between the MBRSC and Japanese partners has deepened the relationship between the UAE and Japan in space exploration. The visit of H.E. Akio Isomata, Ambassador of Japan to the UAE, to the MBRSC showcased the milestones achieved and strengthened the partnership further. Notable accomplishments include the successful launch of KhalifaSat, the most advanced UAE satellite, from Japan's Tanegashima Space Centre. The partnership also extended to the Zayed Ambition mission's KIBO Robot Programming Challenge and the Emirates Lunar Mission's collaboration with ispace, inc.

Joint Efforts for Disaster Management: MBRSC and JAXA Collaboration

The MBRSC and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are active members of the Sentinel Asia Initiative, an international collaboration focused on disaster management in the Asia-Pacific region. This initiative brings together space agencies, disaster management agencies, and international organizations to apply remote sensing and Web-GIS technologies. The partnership between MBRSC and JAXA highlights their shared commitment to utilizing space-based technologies for effective disaster management and response, showcasing the strength of their collaboration beyond space exploration.

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