Bahrain to launch its first artificial satellite in 2 years

Bahrain is setting up a highly-qualified team to launch its first artificial satellite in space within two years. The National Space Science Agency (NSSA) initiative to set up Bahrain Space Team will play a vital role in development sector and achieve desired goals.

“The Kingdom is planning to optimise the use of space sciences to serve national development and keep abreast of global strides,” said Transportation and Telecommunications Minister Kamal Ahmed, who is in charge of the NSSA.

The National Space Science Agency will cooperate with the University of Bahrain and Bahrain Polytechnic among other prominent academic institutions based in developed countries.

Ten fresh university engineering graduates aged less than 35 years would be selected to make up the nucleus of the planned space team.

The first artificial satellite is planned to be announced within six months. A total of fifteen companies have so far expressed their readiness to support and fund the construction of the artificial satellite, in addition to employing and training the ten selected candidates.

Source Credit: BNA

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