Launching soon, Oman's first national satellite

Oman Friday 25/June/2021 11:06 AM
By: Times News Service
Launching soon, Oman's first national satellite
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Muscat: Oman plans to launch its own satellite by 2024.

The Space Communications Technologies company, one of the Oman Group of Telecommunications and Information Technology companies owned by Oman Investment Authority, announced on Thursday a tender for design, manufacture and launch of the artificial moon 'OmanSat-1'.

According to the tender announcement: "The company's operational plan depends on the launch of an artificial satellite for High Throughput Satellite named 'OmanSat-1' and related services, which provide coverage for the entire territory of the Sultanate, its economic waters and the associated external markets, which is expected to be launched by 2024."