Sky's no limit: Oman to put two satellites into orbit
June 11, 2018 | 11:16 AM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: Oman will launch two medium-sized satellites into orbit, according to the Minister of Transport and Communications.

His Excellency Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Futaisi confirmed that the intent to launch an Omani satellite has been on the horizon for some time. He pointed out that there are many parties in the country that currently rely on renting space from abroad.

The next phase will witness the establishment of a specialised company to manage, finance and operate the project to launch two medium-sized satellites to serve the Sultanate's needs.

Al-Futaisi said that a third mobile operator is on its way. Initially, the plan was to find a global operator. However, they are now looking into establishing an Omani company as a third operator, using international expertise, which will be established through investment funds.

Al-Futaisi added that with the advanced infrastructure in the Sultanate, Oman should be focusing on maximising the utilisation of airports.

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