MBZ-SAT will be equipped with an automated system for arranging satellite images round-the-clock intended for commercial use globally.
Sheikh Hamdan met with the Emirates Lunar Mission team and reviewed the design of the Rashid lunar rover and its various launch phases.
The lunar rover is set to be manufactured in 2022, while preliminary experiments and tests of the prototype are expected to start in 2023.
On September 25, 2019, Emirati astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori embarked on the eight-day mission onboard the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-15.
Under the new partnership, Emirati astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi will undergo specialised training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
The space centre also revealed that women comprised 70% of the team behind the UAE Astronaut Programme, which gave the UAE its first Emirati astronaut.
The image shows the wildfires burning through Northern and Central California in the US.