Emirates SkyCargo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) to become the preferred logistics partner and provide air transport services for satellites and related equipment for the Dubai based space science and advanced technology research and development centre.
The MoU was signed in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group, by Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional senior vice president, Cargo and by Salem Al Marri, assistant director general for Scientific and Technical Affairs, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre.
Under the terms of the agreement, Emirates SkyCargo will work with MBRSC to develop bespoke and innovative air transport solutions that have wider applications in the space science and technology industry.
MBRSC will be working with Emirates SkyCargo for the transportation of KhalifaSat, UAE’s most technologically advanced satellite built completely in the UAE by Emirati scientists and engineers. Emirates SkyCargo will help transport the satellite from Dubai to Incheon, South Korea from where it will be prepared for final launch in early 2018.