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Iraq plans to launch satellite to monitor water resources

Iraq: Iraq is planning to launch a satellite at the end of this year as part of a scientific project dedicated to monitoring desertification and water shortages, whose repercussions have cast a shadow over the country for years. Rafed al-Jabouri, the general coordinator of the project, said, “Iraq will accomplish this project in cooperation with the Italian La Sapienza University and an Iraqi team of 15 researchers from three ministries, who underwent space training.”

Sources in the Ministry of Sciences and Technology — one of the ministries participating in the project — said that the cost of the project has reached $150 million.

Source: Al Monitor