The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is preparing to launch two local satellites
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is preparing to launch two local satellites

Saudi Arabia is gearing up to launch two new satellites within a week, entirely designed and built in Saudi Arabia, as the Arab Space Race intensifies.

While the UAE's successful trip to Mars is reflected in the region's cosmic achievements, the Arab Gulf states are confirming their presence in the global space race.

More than three decades after the launch of the first Arab satellite, the countries of the Middle East are striving to improve their future in the galaxy by building their own spacecraft.

The UAE will launch its second satellite, MBZ-SAT, later this year to demonstrate its manufacturing capabilities.

The Shaheen Sat satellite (more complex) is equipped with high-resolution telescopes capable of capturing clear images of the Earth's orbit, and it can also track ships with smart identification mechanisms to improve naval combat capabilities in the regions. Coastal regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Arabian Peninsula.

Another satellite called CubeSat. It is a small galactic instrument weighing 1 kilogram. Students can use it to better understand space exploration. The satellite contains a ground station that can communicate with other satellites and the International Space Station.

Shaheen Sat is developed by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) while CubeSat is developed by King Saud University.

The satellite was to be launched from the Russian Soyuz-2 missile from the Baikonur base in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Saudi Space Agency said: The Russian Soyuz-2 missile will carry two Saudi satellites, Shaheen Sat and Copsat, and will also connect other satellites to many countries around the world, including Germany, Spain, Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom and Japan. . And South Korea and Brazil.

Space exploration is booming in the Middle East due to many starts at stations, including ambitious efforts by Egypt.

The North African country is preparing to launch two communications satellites between 2021 and 2022 and has already worked with Germany on its own project to manufacture satellites.

Since Dubai launched its own satellite to monitor pollution and combat climate change, the UAE has also increased its share of small spacecraft.

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