Oman mulls plans to launch first satellite in 2024

Oman is looking to conquer the space in 2024 the Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, Dr Said Bin Hamoud Al-Mawali said ahead of the country’s 50th National Day, reports say.
“We have to address the role of the private sector to this effect, and establish a company to launch the first satellite in 2024,” he indicated.
“There are practical advantages here for our national space program, advanced technology, and artificial intelligence.”
The Sultanate’s vision to join the space race began in 2006 and authorities announced a space program the following year, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports.

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