Israel and United Arab Emirates sign landmark space deal
Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed a landmark space exploration and cooperation agreement last Wednesday during “World Space Week” as part of Expo 2020 Dubai.
Israel’s Minister of Science, Technology and Space, Orit Farkash, and UAE Minister of State for Advanced Technologies, Sarah Al Amiri, jointly signed the landmark agreement during Global Week Space Expo 2020, held throughout this week in Dubai.
The Beresheet 2 is Israel’s second attempt to launch a lunar mission. The first – named “Beresheet” after the Torah’s first word meaning “in the beginning” – was launched in 2019 with the aim of landing on the surface of the moon, making Israel the fourth country on the planet. to tempt a moon. landing.
The agreement relating to the Israeli-French satellite “Venus” will examine phenomena related to the Earth’s resources, precision agriculture, desertification and monitoring of water bodies, among other research. By constantly examining the Earth, the satellite will analyze agriculture, desertification, water monitoring and climate change, problems common to Israel and the Emirates.
In addition, the two will promote a project with the participation of Arab and Jewish students from both countries. The project began as an educational initiative for Arab and Jewish students at the “Nazareth Space Center” to study satellite engineering and astronomy, and is now being promoted between the two countries as they attempt to determine the timing. exact from the birth of the moon.