by Staff Writers
United Arab Emirates (SPX) May 21, 2010
Clyde Space Ltd, a spacecraft system engineering and nanosatellite specialist based in Glasgow, Scotland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lootah Technical Centre (LTC), a competency based education and training centre and part of the S.S. Lootah Group.
The signing ceremony was held on the sidelines of the 'Engineering Day' seminar and workshop hosted recently by LTC, where Mr. Yousif Saeed Lootah, Deputy CEO of LTC and Ritchie Logan, Business Development Manager of Clyde Space inked the agreement.
The MoU aims to explore the development of 'Cubesat' projects for nano/micro satellite space programs to serve the needs of the MENA region. Clyde Space, a leading supplier of spacecraft systems for small satellite missions, will collaborate with LTC to offer education and training in building and integrating CubeSat and its sub-systems.
The future scope of the MoU will expand to develop CubeSat business in the region in addition to providing consultancy and advisory services. Cubesats are miniature satellites usually only 10 cm tall and wide and used extensively in space research.
Ritchie Logan, Business Development Manager of Clyde Space commented, "We are very excited to have secured this MOU with Lootah Technical Centre. Clyde Space recognises the huge potential for space and satellite technology in the MENA region with particular focus on our core competency of CubeSat systems and subsystems. We look forward to making a big impact on the market with our brand and know-how and LTC's strong local network and ground knowledge."
"Our partnership with Clyde Space is in-line with our unique business model where education and industry merge. We are happy to collaborate towards a sustainable innovative approach in the development of human capital in the strategic sector of space technology, in line with the vision of our leadership. Through this, we aim to serve the requirements of the satellite industry in the region," said Yousif Saeed Lootah, Deputy CEO of LTC.
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