Home / News / Saudi Space Commission preparing integrated project proposal

Saudi Space Commission preparing integrated project proposal

The Saudi Space Commission (SCC) is counting down to announce a set of preparatory partnerships to help propel the Kingdomโ€™s role in the space sector, the agencyโ€™s chairman, Prince Sultan bin Salman, has revealed.

Once an integrated project proposal has been completed, it will be submitted to the Saudi government for approval and implementation, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The announcement was made during a signing ceremony between the commission and the Local Content and Government Procurement Authority (LCGPA).

The prince said: โ€œThis agreement comes within the partnership and integration methodology adopted between government agencies to enable the space sector to fulfil the directives of King Salman to establish a space-linked integrated industry, which has become a promising sector with economic contributions.โ€

The joint agreement will open new horizons for development in scientific research and innovation in the space industry, depending on local capabilities, particularly youth.

The Kingdom was planning an SR8 billion ($2.13 billion) boost for its space program as part of its Vision 2030 reform plan, Reuters reported in October.

The SSC was established by a royal decree in late 2018 to stimulate space-related research and industrial activities and is led by Prince Sultan, the first Saudi astronaut to travel to space.

Source: Arab News

Total Page Visits: 146 - Today Page Visits: 1

Check Also

US accuses UK national of bribery in Iraqi oil case

An Iraqi-born British national has been criminally charged in New Jersey with involvement in a …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *