Saudi Arabia to launch 2 satellites in 14 days

The two satellites which are named “Saudi SAT 5A” and “Saudi SAT 5B” will be launched from China-based Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

  
The Long March 2-F rocket loaded with Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft lifts off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

The Long March 2-F rocket loaded with Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft lifts off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

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Riyadh –  Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has announced that it will launch two satellites for aerial surveying purposes on Friday, 29 Rabi' Al-awwal 1440 hijri date by 7 am Saudi time.

The two satellites which are named “Saudi SAT 5A” and “Saudi SAT 5B” will be launched from China-based Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, according to Okaz newspaper.

On 4 October, KACST announced completing the manufacturing and development of “Saudi SAT 5A” and “Saudi SAT 5B” satellites.

This project is a part of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Salman bin Abdulaziz's and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's efforts to raise the nation’s applied scientific research and development sector to contribute to achieving Saudi Vision 2030.

Source: Mubasher

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