During a visit to the United States of America, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saudi Space Commission (SSC) Eng. Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha (photo) met Thursday with a number of U.S. space companies in the presence of acting CEO of the Saudi Space Commission Dr. Mohammed bin Saud Al-Tamimi.
The meetings came within the current official visit of Eng. Al-Sawaha to USA to discuss investment and development opportunities in order to enhance the role of the space sector in the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
He met with John Elbon, Chief Operating Officer of United Launch Alliance “ULA” and Founder and CEO of Space Perspective Jane Poynter.
The meetings aim to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of spacecraft launch services, build partnerships to contribute to the growth of the space tourism sector, exchange experiences and technologies in the spacecraft industry as well as expand the activities of space perspectives to localize them inside the Kingdom and enhance the vital and important role of the space sector to achieve the goals of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030.
Eng. Al-Sawaha also met with President, CEO and Co-Founder of Axiom Space, Inc., Michael Suffredini and CEO of Redwire Peter Canetto.
The meetings discussed several main themes aimed at exchanging experiences and technologies related to microgravity platforms, joint cooperation to localize the satellite industry, seeking to enhance joint capabilities to discover space debris and effectively contributing to building advanced navigational systems.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Space Commission (SSC) held a meeting Tuesday with Pamela Melroy, the Deputy Administrator of the American Space Agency (NASA) in Washington, D.C.
During the meeting, the two discussed opportunities for strategic cooperation in the development of the space sector, as well as investment in future joint projects to achieve mutual economic and strategic goals.
The meeting was attended by HRH Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud, the Saudi Ambassador to the United States of America, Dr. Munir Al-Desouki, President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, and the President-designate of the Saudi Space Commission, Dr. Muhammad bin Saud Al Tamimi.
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.
The Saudi Space Commission (SSC) has strategized to create primary objectives that serve national security interests against space related risks and encourage cumulative growth and advancement.