Although many people found it strange that a Hungarian-Moroccan space research agreement came into being in the beginning of the year, there are already visible results. Three Moroccan young adults joined the Puli Space team in Budapest for two months, Tropical Magazine reports.
The boys – Hatim Mounib, Ali el-Alaoui and Azzedine Zouitin – are the students of the Casablanca College of Electronics and Mechanics who won the opportunity to work for two months in Budapest at a competition. The scholarship is implemented by the agreement of the Moroccan Aeronautical and Space Research Association and the Hungarian Interstellar Association. Space technologies are quite new to Morocco, but there are many enthusiastic youngsters and the country has a lot of potential in space research.
The Puli has been to Morocco, as the first model was tested in desert field conditions. The Hungarian-Moroccan aeronautical and space research relations have been dynamically improving since then – Hungarian companies participated in the North African country’s air show, which is Africa’s most prestigious aerial show, and several notable businesses are on their way. The Moroccan youngsters already started their work in Budapest in the beginning of August and they’ll be staying in Hungary until the beginning of October, but they’ll continue to take part in the joint work after their return to Morocco, as well.
The Puli Space Technologies is one of the most innovative participants of the Hungarian space industry. Their goal is to develop new technologies that would make the sending of space-crafts to the Moon regular, thus, the opening of new dimensions and guaranteeing quality solutions to future-oriented investors, who are interested in the exploitation of space’s business opportunities. But first, Puli has to get to the Moon, thus executing the Google Lunar XPRIZE challenge. The space herding dog would explore the close-by regions after landing and send high definition photos and videos of the location and itself to Earth.
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Source: Tamás Szűcs/Tropical magazine