APS : Monday, 26 September 2016
ALGIERS-Three Algerian satellites (Alsat-1B, Alsat-2B and Alsat-1N) have successfully been launched Monday morning by Indian launcher PSLV C35 from Sriharikota site (Satich Dahwan Space Center), the Algerian Space Agency announced (ASAL).
Satich Dahwan Space Center’s lancher PSLV C-35 put into orbite 8 satellites including three Algerian ones, ASAL said in a communiqué.
Alsat-1B is the second Algerian medium-resolution earth observation satellite launched by Algeria after Alsat-1.
Alsat-1B is part of the DMC” (Disaster Monitoring Constellation) international constellation endowed with an excellent shooting frequency. It contributes to the management of disasters under the International Chart “Space and Major Disasters.”
For its part, Alsat-1N is a miniaturized satellite with scientific mission and technology demonstration developed in the framework of the implementation of the cooperation agreement with the United Kingdom Space A (UKSA) by a team of Algerian-British researchers.
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