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Saudi announces launch of first communications satellite

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Riyadh | Wednesday, 2019 5:45:05 AM IST
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the launch of its first satellite for communications from the French Guiana Space Centre, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Khaled bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, said the launch aims at localising strategic technologies and enabling Saudi young people to work with state-of-the-art technologies in the field of satellite development and manufacturing, Xinhua reported.

The satellite SGS-1 aims to employ advanced Ka-band capabilities to enable space communications at ultra-fast speeds, and will offer multiple applications including broadband telecommunications and secure communications for remote and disaster-stricken areas.

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2019-02-06-05:20:05 (IANS)

 
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