Two KSA-designed satellites launch into space
Saudi Arabia launched two locally designed satellites into space for aerial surveying on Friday from China. The two earth observation satellites, developed by the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), were launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
The satellites, known as Sat 5a and Saudi Sat 5b, join the second generation of Saudi Arabia’s high accuracy, remote-sensing satellites. They will provide high-resolution images of the planet’s surface from low earth orbits, help with urban planning, monitor movements and changes on the earth’s surface, and provide government agencies with services, in particular, highresolution images.