Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, EGA explore opportunities for use of aluminium in space

Published date20 May 2022
Publication titleLETA

A delegation from the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, led by Director-General Salem Al Marri, has visited Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) to explore potential collaboration in research and the use of EGA's UAE-made aluminium in space.

Al Marri was received at EGA's Jebel Ali site in Dubai by Chief Executive Officer Abdulnasser bin Kalban, and the company's leading technologists. The delegation toured EGA's state-of-the-art research and development facilities, Casthouse and laboratories.

The two parties discussed potential future synergies, including the use of EGA metal by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre in constructing its next spacecraft, the sharing of laboratory capabilities, high-end machinery and fabrication facilities, and material sourcing.

Bin Kalban said, "We look forward to close cooperation with the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre as the UAE's aluminium industry contributes to our nation's space ambitions. Aluminium is lightweight, strong, and infinitely recyclable and has been a key material in the aerospace sector since the dawn of flight. I look forward to EGA's UAE-made low carbon metal leaving our planet as part of UAE-made spacecraft."

Al Marri stated, "I am thankful for the opportunity to visit one of the UAE's most innovative industrial companies. Through EGA, the UAE is a...

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