Two “Made in Saudi Arabia” satellites launch into space


Riyadh – Saudi Arabia has launched its own homemade two satellites on Friday morning for aerial surveying.

Saudi scientists and researchers at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) developed the two earth-observation satellites, known as Sat 5a and Sat 5b.

Sat 5a and Sat 5b have joined the second generation Saudi Arabia’s high-accuracy remote-sensing satellites.

The primary purpose of the satellites will be to be provide high-resolution images of the earth’s surface from low earth orbits, which will help Saudi Government to monitor movements and changes on the earth’s surface for urban development purposes.

Till date, KACST has launched over 13 satellites, which are solely “made in Saudi Arabia”, in order to boost the local technological developments and empower Saudi scientists and researchers, in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.

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