Peace between Israel and the UAE could spark joint Israeli-Arab space

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The recent peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, brokered by President Donald Trump Donald John TrumpTrump slams Nevada governor at rally, takes aim at mail-in voting Former NFL coach Mike Holmgren slams Trump pandemic response, throws support to Biden Watch Live: Trump rallies supporters in Nevada MORE, could be compared to the 1977 Camp David Accords, except that it simply formalizes a growing relationship between the Jewish state and one of the Gulf nations that has been ongoing for some time. Both Israel and the UAE have Iran as a common enemy. Both countries are also technologically advanced and will benefit from closer commercial ties.Israel and the UAE are also emerging space powers. The UAE recently launched a probe called Hope to Mars. After a private Israeli group made an unsuccessful attempt to land a robotic probe called the Beresheet on the lunar surface, German company OHB joined forces with Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) to attempt a moon landing in 2022 using Beresheet technology.Israel’s and the UAE’s experience in robotic planetary missions suggests that an opportunity exists for a joint effort, But to which target? Another moon landing? A follow-up to the Hope mission with …

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