Sultanate of Oman partners with Polish company on its first space mission
The Sultanate of Oman selected SatRevolution to deliver and operate satellites to be launched into deep space in the first such mission of an Arab world; the contract was signed this week.
The framework agreement was signed in Muscat by five consortium members. Polish capital group TUATARA and SatRevolution's US partner Virgin Orbit will be involved in the mission.
As part of the historic deep space mission, the group plans to launch a SatRev CubeSat satellite aboard a Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket. The mission will launch in 2022 from Spaceport Cornwall in 2022 on the Lizard peninsula in the UK. This satellite will enable conducting ground-breaking scientific research and capturing imagery of deep space.
'We are honoured and delighted to have been selected by the Sultanate of Oman to provide our nanosatellite technologies for both the Low Earth Orbit and deep space projects. These space projects will contribute to the near-term goals of the Sultanate, which include the modernisation of the educational ecosystem, support for scientific research and innovation, and the enhancement of in-country development of cutting-edge technologies. SatRev is proud to be part of that', says SatRevolution CEO Grzegorz Zwoliński.
'Despite many technical advances to date, only a few organizations have been bold enough to successfully launch deep space projects', says Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart.
The data collected by the satellite will be analysed digitally using computer vision, machine learning, and AI solutions.. It will be possible, for example, to detect hidden patterns, identify trends and predict changes caused by the climate or natural disasters, among other things.
The space mission is a follow up to the Memorandum of Understanding signed during the International Astronautical Congress in October 2021 in Dubai.
In mid-January, Polish small satellites manufactured by SatRevolution were part of a successful satellite launch mission in Virgin Orbit's innovative space program. (PAP)
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