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In Gulf space race Abu Dhabi steals lead over Dubai

Salem bin Butti Al Qubaisi (right), Director General of the UAE Space Agency (UAESA), with Josef Aschbacher, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA).
Salem bin Butti Al Qubaisi (right), Director General of the UAE Space Agency (UAESA), with Josef Aschbacher, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA). © UAE Space Agency/Twitter
As in the defence sector, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are also rivals in the space race, which is poised to take a military turn. [...] (472 words)
Issue dated 29/10/2021 Reading time 2 minutes

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