Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Space Commission (SSC), has chaired the second meeting of the Commission’s Board of Directors, through an electronic application developed by the Commission, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
At the outset of the meeting, the Board of Directors praised the continuous efforts exerted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia led by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz to confront the Coronavirus pandemic.
During the meeting, the Board of Directors discussed a number of issues related to the Commission and the space sector, approved a number of decisions and reviewed a number of performance reports.
The meeting approved to study an establishment of Saudi Space Company and consented a draft regulation of space which is prepared by the SSC in collaboration with a number of the governmental relevant sectors.
The two decisions are submitted to the state for approval.
The Saudi Space Commission (SSC) was established by the royal order in December of 2018. This bold step serves a future that is innovative and looks forward to the latest technologies and opportunities in the Saudi Space Industry.
With the Kingdom moving towards a progressive quality of life, SSC demonstrates the aligned vision of creating better, secure environments for its citizens while actively enabling prospects of lucrative economic and monetary inventions.
SSC ‘s vision it to position the space sector as a key contributor to Saudi Arabia’s growth and prosperity and as an enabler of future generations, to benefit humankind.
SSC’s mission is to lead the space sector to realize the Saudi Vision 2030 by developing and organizing the sector and providing enablers to realize ground-breaking achievements.
SSC has strategized to create primary objectives that serve national security interests against space related risks and encourage cumulative growth and advancement.
SSC Objectives include:
Leveraging Strategic Thought & Building Partnerships:
Executing the National Space Strategy (NSS) which aims at creating and devising programs in coordination with the public and private sectors
Invest in Space Centric Studies:
Supporting space-focused scientific research and industrial activities
Developing Spacecraft Technologies and Services:
Constantly look into technological advancement to boost the building of latest space tools.
Nurturing National Talent:
Creating human capital and constantly giving opportunities to the potential, aspiring talent.
Innovative Space Technologies:
Regulating the satellite industry and space communications