Saudi Arabia to launch satellites in 2013 and 2015

Saudi Arabia to launch satellites in 2013 and 2015

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Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia will launch several remote sensing satellites in the next few years as part of a number of different scientific experiments, the Al-Arabiya newspaper reported quoting Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed, Vice-President of research institutes at the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.

“The most important new satellites are SAUDISAT4, which will be launched in September 2013, and SAUDI GEO1, which will be launched in 2015,” he said.

“Saudi Arabia has a long-term strategic plan in the field of space sciences” he said, adding that the first stage of the plan began in 2005 and will run until 2025 while the second stage of the plan will end in 2015.

Source: al-shorfa.com