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Kuwait successfully launches its first satellite

Latest News Kuwait City 08 Jan 23
Kuwait successfully launches its first satellite
Kuwait’s first satellite was successfully launched into space on Tuesday in what was hailed as a milestone effort in setting up the country’s space industry.
Event Location
Kuwait, Kuwait
Kuwait City
Start Time
08 January 2023, 12:00 AM
End Time
31 January 2023, 12:00 AM

Kuwait marked its entry into the space industry, with successfully launching its first satellite on Tuesday.

‘Kuwait Sat-1’ was launched onboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 from the US state of Florida’s Cape Canaveral, state news agency KUNA reported.

The launch was the culmination of diligent work over the course of the past three years, aiming to bring Kuwait’s space ambitions to fruition.

Operator Director at the National Project for the first Kuwaiti Satellite Dr Ahmed Al-Kandari said that once the Kuwait Sat-1reached its designated orbit, it would disengage from the rocket and spread its wings containing solar-powered batteries that would enable it to operate, adding that the satellite would be able to send its first message in four hours and two minutes after launch with the signal received at a station in Kuwait University.

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