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First Jordanian satelitte was launched in December.

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  1. Philip the Arab

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    AMMAN — HRH Crown Prince Hussein on Monday announced the launch of the first Jordanian cube satellite, JY1, from California into space earlier in the day.

    In an Instagram message, the Crown Prince described the development as “a great achievement and a major first step in satellite engineering for the youth of #OurJordan”.

    The Crown Prince Foundation (CPF) also said in a statement yesterday that the CubeSat carrying the name JY1-SAT was launched in memory of His Majesty the late King Hussein, named after His Majesty’s radio call sign: JY1.

    The CubeSat, part of CPF’s Masar Initiative, will orbit the earth at a distance of 600 kilometres, the statement said.

    “The launch of the CubeSat primarily aims at implementing educational research objectives. The launching of Jordan’s satellite mission is used to promote tourism in the Kingdom through broadcasting images of touristic places and heritage sites in Jordan.

    Additionally, a voice message by HRH the Crown Prince... was recorded on the CubeSat and will be available for all satellite stations around the world to listen to”.

    On this occasion, CPF’s CEO Tamam Mango was quoted in the statement as saying: "We proudly announce the launch of the first Jordanian mini satellite, designed and built by Jordanian engineers.”

    She noted that the satellite was designed and built by 18 young engineering students, with support from five academics and consultants, in various engineering fields, from Jordanian universities. “Jordan has entered both the design sector and implementation of satellites, two elements in line with the Crown Prince Foundation’s mission, providing Jordanian youth with pivotal skills and tools to branch into various sectors, enhancing their capabilities, simultaneously enhancing Jordan’s position/status on various levels.”

    The CPF said the Masar team will launch a mobile application that will enable users to track the Jordanian mini satellite and communicate with it.

    Moreover, worldwide receiving stations will be able to communicate with the satellite, according to the statement.


    @Wilhelm II
    Basically Jordan bought off the shelf satelitte products and installed them into one system. They paid SpaceX and launched it into orbit, it can communicate with Ham radios. I watched a video recently and it seems that they will be building a 3 cube unit(3kg) and are trying to build their own microchips in the center with mided success. Inshallah an Arab country will be able to catch up to Israel if possible with the indigenous KhalifaSat from the UAE being a major accomplishment.
     
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    Good stuff Jordan.
     
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    Wooooooow what a great news
    And better is trying to build microchips
    :yahoo::yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:
     
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    I had a video but since you can't watch them I will just link them for others.


    You can see it at 3:41. It is just a start but still a step towards innovation and in having their own satellite tech. Also, Jordan is negotiating with Jordanian companies for 3 kg satelitte, and a UAE weather measuring company called ArabiaWeather...
     
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