About AJYAL Space Program
AJYAL Space program - one of the most important programs at Saudi Space Commission (SSC), is concerned with the development of human capital in the Space Sector. The focus of the program is to explore and expand the horizons of scientific learning and research in STEM sciences and innovation, aiming at its core to enable emerging generations to become pioneers in the development and use of space technologies and applications.
Human Capital Development Program
AJYAL Space offers various tools for all educational sectors: from the digital media that inspires young people in preschools to comprehensive university space programs that train the next generation of space scientists.
AJYAL Space Project Descriptions
Space Related Materials for School Educators
Creating educational content that helps prepare and qualify teachers by building their educational knowledge enabling them to have a vital and fundamental role in students’ interaction with Space Science.
Conducting various training workshops for teachers about Space Science and its applications in the classroom. These intensive training workshops will support teachers with the basic competencies and skills needed to teach Space Science using the latest research-based teaching methodologies.
Space Related Experiments in Schools
Promoting space-related activities through experiments such as Cubes in Space and communicating with the International Space Station (ISS).
Internal Internships at the Saudi Space Commission (SSC)
Launching an initiative to establish training programs for fresh graduates, with the aim of developing talent within the Commission in a manner that ensures the development of the workforce in the Space Sector.
Developing training program in cooperation with international entities including existing and new companies, educational institutions and public space-related establishments.
Space Related Technical and Vocational Training
Establishing specialized professional training programs for relevant jobs based on the needs of the Space Sector, in order to bridge the current gaps in the availability of human capital, and experts in particular, which will have an indirect economic impact by improving the efficiency and profitability of space-related industries.
Space-Related University Majors
Offering specialized majors in Saudi Universities that are directly related to space and providing support for majors in related disciplines such as engineering, physics, and law to serve the development of our national human capital base.
Supporting outstanding students in their educational goals through full scholarships at the top fifty prestigious universities around the world.
Startups Knowledge Support
Creating and maintaining a knowledge base to support startups by exchanging expertise that helps develop space related industries while serving the diversification and growth of the Saudi economy.
AJYAL Space scholarship project provides the opportunity for excellent students to apply and obtain a full scholarship by applying to the approved leading Universities in Space Science and related fields.
Partners & Sponsors
Collaboration with Mawhiba
The cooperation between the Saudi Space Commission and "Mawhiba Foundation" aims to encourage students and talented young Saudis to develop interest in the fields of space, research and technology. The program is structured around spreading awareness of Space Science, and inspiring and educating school and university students.
Saudi Space Commission aims to establish “AJYAL Space” program to support the development of Human Capital
Monday February 17, 2020 "AJYAL Space program, launched by the Saudi Space Commission, will contribute towards establishing a national base of human capital in the Space Sector”, said Abdul..July 23, 2020 Read more
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The Sun contains more than 99.8% of the total mass of our entire Solar System. This star is made of about 70% hydrogen and 28% helium, and less than 2% metals. However, the composition of the sun is changing slowly over time as hydrogen is converted to helium in its core through a process called nuclear fusion. During this process the Sun gives off massive amounts of energy that travels to Earth in the form of heat and light.
Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. This planet has a diameter of 4, 879 km, and it contains only about 5% as much mass as we have on Earth. Even though Mercury is the smallest planet in our Solar System, it is has a higher density than all the other planets except Earth.
Venus is the second planet from the Sun and the sixth largest according to its diameter of 12,104 km. Venus and Mercury are the only two planets in our solar system that do not have their own moon, and even though Mercury is closer to the sun, Venus is the hottest planet in our Solar System.
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet with a thin atmosphere composed mostly of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and argon gases. Evidence shows that the surface of Mars was once very similar to the surface of Earth including enough surface water to fill whole oceans in the past. And recent studies show that there may still be water on the surface, which is one of the reasons why we hope to be able to colonize Mars one day.
Pluto was discovered in 1930 and considered the 9th planet of our system for 75 years. But in 2006, it was reclassified a dwarf planet due to its small diameter of 2,368 km and erratic orbital path like Eris and other dwarf planets.
The sixth planet from our Sun is Saturn. It has the largest system of planetary rings in our Solar System and is the second largest planet. Saturn has a diameter of 120,536 km which is almost 9.5 times bigger than the diameter of Earth. Saturn is one of our Solar system’s “gas giants”, with an atmosphere made up of mostly hydrogen, helium and small amounts of methane.
Neptune is the eighth and farthest planet from our Sun. Neptune has 14 moons, including Triton. Neptune has a diameter of 49,528 km, making it our fourth largest planet. The atmosphere on Neptune is mostly made up of hydrogen and helium, plus a small amount of methane, which makes the planet appear blue.
74% of the surface of Earth is covered by liquid or frozen water. It is the third closest planet to the sun in our Solar System and is one of the four planets with a rocky surface. Earth is also the only planet in our solar system with a breathable atmosphere that has enough oxygen to sustain life as we know it.
Saturn’s largest moon was discovered in 1655 by Dutch Astronomer Christian Huygens. Titan is twice as big as Earth’s moon with a diameter of 5,149.46 km. Titan also has a thick, poisonous atmosphere that is made mostly of nitrogen mixed with small amounts of methane and oxygen.
The diameter of Jupiter is 142,984 km. That’s eleven times bigger than the diameter of Earth, making it the biggest planet in our Solar System. This “gas giant” has twice as much mass as all the other planets in the Solar System combined and gives off more heat than it gets from the sun.
The seventh planet from the Sun is the “gas giant” Uranus. It is the third largest planet in the solar system. This planet is made of ice, gases and liquid metals, with an atmosphere of hydrogen, helium and methane.