During his current visit to the Republic of India, Saudi Space Commission CEO Dr. Mohammed bin Saud Al-Tamimi held several bilateral meetings with government agencies, Indian companies and space sector leaders to discuss ways to enhance cooperation and build strategic partnerships. space economy and its future sectors in a manner that serves the common interest.
Dr. Al-Tamimi visited the UR Rao Satellite Center (URSC) in Bengaluru and visited the departments of the center to get acquainted with the latest technologies developed in the manufacture, design and launch of satellites.
He met the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chief to discuss ways of cooperation in strengthening the space sector in the state by benefiting from successful Indian experience. They also discussed areas of cooperation between the two sides in knowledge transfer and localization and contributing to the development of the space industry to achieve the strategic goals of the state.
The CEO of the Saudi Space Commission met with the Director of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) in Kerala to discuss aspects of cooperation in the qualification of local human resources and experts in the space program and to identify key academic programs and research and innovation laboratories in the Kingdom in its technology development. Doing that can be learned and applied from the Kingdom.
The visit also included bilateral meetings with heads of several Indian companies in the space sector, including NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), one of ISRO’s commercial arms, where he was apprised of the company’s experience and projects, best practices that make it economical and sustainable. Commercial aspects of the space sector, improving its environment and increasing its competitiveness.
The visit to India aims to enhance joint economic, commercial and knowledge cooperation between the Kingdom and India in space and to maximize the benefits of Indian experience and expertise in this sector to achieve the aspirations and goals of Saudi Vision 2030.
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