Under the patronage and presence of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the second edition of the Global Space Congress commenced on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi, GT reported.

The event, organised by the UAE Space Agency, is the largest gathering of global space industry leaders in the Middle East and North Africa.

Sheikh Mohammed also attended the signing ceremony of the charter of the Arab Group for Space Collaboration. The 11 Arab founding member nations of the new body seek to work together to advance the development of the region’s space sector. On this occasion, His Highness announced the development of an advanced satellite to monitor environmental and climate changes.

The satellite will be developed in the UAE.