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First foreign space agency opens in Abu Dhabi

07 October 2018

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French space agency - Centre National d'Etudes Spatiale (CNES) - opened a representative office in Abu Dhabi, becoming the first foreign space agency opening a representative office in the UAE.

The partnership allows both countries to mutually exchange skills and conduct common projects and aims to allow new missions to be developed jointly.

The new office also allows the for the development of an Earth observation satellite to contribute to tackle climate change, as per the agreement signed during the visit of Edouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France, to the UAE in February 2018.

Source: Arabian Business

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