Space Satellite for 2020 Launch

by BTM

Mon, 03 December 2018

Space Satellite for 2020 Launch

The Kingdom is poised to launch its first space satellite within two years according to reports. An agreement has been signed with the UAE space agency to help train the Bahrain Space Team and a further agreement looks likely with India. 

Chief executive of the National Space Science Agency of Bahrain (NSSA) Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Al Asiri told Sputnik on the sidelines of the Bahrain International Airshow: “We expect to launch our first nanosatellite by the end of 2020. This will be a small CubeSat satellite designed for the study of the environment.

“The nanosatellite will transmit data for weather forecast, as well as information on emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere at the enterprises of Bahrain.”