Es'shailSat and Qatar CAA to collaborate on Earth observation satellites

MoU to jointly invest in satellite services for Qatar Meteorological Department

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Es'shailSat and Qatar CAA to collaborate on Earth observation satellites Es'hailsat will provide satellite services for the Qatar Meteorological Department.
By  Mark Sutton Published  June 9, 2016

Qatari satellite operator Es'hailSat has signed a memorandum of understanding with Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) for joint development of satellite services.

Under the agreement, Es'hailSat will provide satellite services to the Meteorological Department, which is part of QCAA.

Es'hailSat and the Meteorological Department will share services and experience in line with the shared interest towards achieving Qatar's National Vision 2030 and the ongoing projects for Qatar's 2022 World Cup.

Es'hailSat and QCAA also agreed to cooperate in joint investments in earth observation satellites and the dissemination of vital data and information to stakeholders and other relevant local and international organizations.  The agreement enables both parties to provide satellite communications in disaster warning and disaster management during emergencies.

The agreement was signed by Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari, president and CEO of Es'hailSat, and Abdulla Nasser Al Subaey, chairman of the QCAA.

Al Kuwari said: "We are delighted to be working with QCAA to jointly develop earth observation capabilities within Qatar and across the region. As a new satellite operator in the region we are always looking to build scale and increase the portfolio of services to support our stakeholders, partners and customers. This agreement with QCAA also enhances our efforts in supporting Qatar National Vision 2030."

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