Riyadh to launch third satellite
The Saudi Kingdom will launch a third communications satellite in November with the help of a Russian rocket from Kazakhstan, a newspaper reported Saturday.
Prince Turki bin Saud, director of the country's institute of space research, told the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat daily the satellite was designed and made entirely by a Saudi team. He added the satellite would be used for purely commercial, non-military purposes.
Saudi Arabia launched two satellites in September 2000 from Kazakhstan by a Russian military rocket which are in orbit 650 kilometers above the earth. (Albawba.com)
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