Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 15, 2019: In collaboration with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) organised two educational events at the University of Dubai and Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, for students to learn more about the JEM Camera Robot (Int-Ball) and how it works. The Int-Ball helps astronauts aboard ISS record their scientific experiments.
The two events were attended by Fumiaki Tanigaki, Associate Senior Engineer and the Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate and Shuhei Sheigeto, Researcher from JAXA, Research and Development Directorate in Research Unit 1, who spoke about the robot and explained to students how Int-Ball works in space. From MBRSC side, the events were addressed by Saud Karmustaji, Director of Strategic Communication, who spoke about MBRSC’s programmes and initiatives. Mariam AlZarouni, Head of Studies Unit, gave a detailed explanation of the first Emirati astronaut, Hazzaa AlMansoori’s, mission to the International Space Station on September 25, 2019.