Sudan Launches its First-ever Satellite

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of Sudan’s sovereign council says, “The satellite aims to develop research in space technology, acquire data as well as discover natural resources for the country’s military needs.” China’s state news agency, reported that the Sudan Remote Sensing Satellite (SRSS-1), was launched on Sunday from the northern Chinese province of Shanxi. Sudan, which is battling an economic crisis, has been involved in a national space programme for decades covering activities such as remote sensing and geo-informatics.

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA

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