GLAVKOSMOS AND UAE SPACE AGENCY DIRECTORS GENERAL MET IN ABU DHABI

24.01.2018

On 23 January, Glavkosmos Director General Denis Lyskov met with UAE Space Agency Director General H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi at the Agency’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

Issues on the promising cooperation directions with UAE were discussed.

The UAE Space Agency was established in 2014. It is aimed at the development of the national space sector. To achieve progress, the agency is responsible for establishing partnerships, assisting academic programs, investing in research and development, encouraging and advancing commercial initiatives, and space science research projects.

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On July 15, 1975 Soyuz-19 spaceship was lifted aboard Soyuz-U launch vehicle. It was the first international space flight with the docking of Apollo, a US spaceship. The famous Soyuz-Apollo docking was a historical event and a symbol of rapprochement between the two superpowers in the period of détente during the long-lasting Cold War.
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Soyuz spaceship was used for the first commercial space flight coordinated by Glavkosmos. In December 1990, a Japanese journalist Toyohiro Akiyama became a member of the crew delivered to MIR space station.
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Soyuz-2.1a became the first rocket launched from the new Russian space center Vostochny. The historical launch was conducted on April 28, 2016.