Oman announces construction of space research centre

Oman has announced plans to build a space research centre for simulation missions and science experiments.

A rendering of a futuristic type of habitat, called Space Settlement Centre, was revealed on Tuesday along with the announcement.

It will be built in the Artificial Intelligence Zone in the Duqm district, over an area of 20,000 square metres.

A land lease agreement was signed between the Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones and Global Space and Technology Company.

Bahiya Al Shuaibi, founder of Oman’s Global Space and Technology Company, said the centre would help scientists to carry out research projects. The project will also help to establish training programmes with international institutions.

The timeline and cost of the project were not revealed.


The Natioal
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