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The Saudi representative to the United Nations: Saudi Arabia is keen on satellite systems and spacecraft launch technologies


23 October 2020

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His Excellency the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Muallami affirmed that, in sensing the importance of implementing the National Space Strategy, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was keen to regulate everything related to satellite systems, develop technologies for launching spacecraft, and set the requirements for the development and implementation of infrastructure. For the space sector, earth stations and space transport vehicles, and work to enhance space security through space monitoring and tracking, space debris monitoring, early warning, and strengthening international cooperation with the competent authorities in the space field.

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He pointed out that the Kingdom has strengthened the level of education in space and aviation sciences, educational programs and the development of national cadres, indicating that this comes within the framework of a future vision that has put the space industry in its right place within the dimensions and requirements for the success of the Kingdom's 2030 vision, and therefore the Kingdom has concluded several agreements in the field of technology Outer space and its applications with several countries, such as the United States of America, China, the Russian Federation, Germany, France and Kazakhstan.

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His Excellency Ambassador Al-Muallami stated that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia calls for concerted international efforts to lay the necessary foundations to ensure the use of outer space for scientific and peaceful purposes, and to confront the threat posed by space debris, and for states to implement their activities in outer space in a spirit of responsibility and transparency, expressing the aspiration of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia to strengthen international partnerships in the field of outer space and exchange experiences and practices to serve humanity and achieve sustainable development.

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https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=ar&newsid=2147778


 

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The Saudi representative to the United Nations: Saudi Arabia is keen on satellite systems and spacecraft launch technologies


23 October 2020

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His Excellency the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Muallami affirmed that, in sensing the importance of implementing the National Space Strategy, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was keen to regulate everything related to satellite systems, develop technologies for launching spacecraft, and set the requirements for the development and implementation of infrastructure. For the space sector, earth stations and space transport vehicles, and work to enhance space security through space monitoring and tracking, space debris monitoring, early warning, and strengthening international cooperation with the competent authorities in the space field.

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He pointed out that the Kingdom has strengthened the level of education in space and aviation sciences, educational programs and the development of national cadres, indicating that this comes within the framework of a future vision that has put the space industry in its right place within the dimensions and requirements for the success of the Kingdom's 2030 vision, and therefore the Kingdom has concluded several agreements in the field of technology Outer space and its applications with several countries, such as the United States of America, China, the Russian Federation, Germany, France and Kazakhstan.

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His Excellency Ambassador Al-Muallami stated that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia calls for concerted international efforts to lay the necessary foundations to ensure the use of outer space for scientific and peaceful purposes, and to confront the threat posed by space debris, and for states to implement their activities in outer space in a spirit of responsibility and transparency, expressing the aspiration of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia to strengthen international partnerships in the field of outer space and exchange experiences and practices to serve humanity and achieve sustainable development.

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https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=ar&newsid=2147778


Kazakhstan?! Launching land in Kazakhstan is part of Russia so what have Kazakhstan in space field?
 

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Kia zamana aa gaya hai yeh baddu bhi ab space technology ki baat kar rahay hain. LmAO
 

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Most efficient location to launch into space is close to the equator. I always felt Pakistan should reach out to KSA and GCC about using Socotra Island off of Yemen as a potential joint space launch base. Other place is Indonesia or Somalia (its too unstable).
 

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Most efficient location to launch into space is close to the equator. I always felt Pakistan should reach out to KSA and GCC about using Socotra Island off of Yemen as a potential joint space launch base. Other place is Indonesia or Somalia (its too unstable).
Pakistan itself is close enough to build a launch site around Balochistan or Sindh considering US space coast is farther (or just as far) from the equator than those.
 

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Pakistan itself is close enough to build a launch site around Balochistan or Sindh considering US space coast is farther (or just as far) from the equator than those.
Every mile matters for efficiency. A joint effort with KSA/GCC would have benefit of shared costs. We would have to help provide security in Yemen. Not sure GOP wants to do that but from my prospective a joint space launch effort may be worth this cost.
 

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The Saudi representative to the United Nations: Saudi Arabia is keen on satellite systems and spacecraft launch technologies


23 October 2020

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His Excellency the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Muallami affirmed that, in sensing the importance of implementing the National Space Strategy, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was keen to regulate everything related to satellite systems, develop technologies for launching spacecraft, and set the requirements for the development and implementation of infrastructure. For the space sector, earth stations and space transport vehicles, and work to enhance space security through space monitoring and tracking, space debris monitoring, early warning, and strengthening international cooperation with the competent authorities in the space field.

...

He pointed out that the Kingdom has strengthened the level of education in space and aviation sciences, educational programs and the development of national cadres, indicating that this comes within the framework of a future vision that has put the space industry in its right place within the dimensions and requirements for the success of the Kingdom's 2030 vision, and therefore the Kingdom has concluded several agreements in the field of technology Outer space and its applications with several countries, such as the United States of America, China, the Russian Federation, Germany, France and Kazakhstan.

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His Excellency Ambassador Al-Muallami stated that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia calls for concerted international efforts to lay the necessary foundations to ensure the use of outer space for scientific and peaceful purposes, and to confront the threat posed by space debris, and for states to implement their activities in outer space in a spirit of responsibility and transparency, expressing the aspiration of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia to strengthen international partnerships in the field of outer space and exchange experiences and practices to serve humanity and achieve sustainable development.

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https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=ar&newsid=2147778


I dont know why they`ve posted a picture of a model of a ukrainian designed Mayak space launcher,one that hasnt even been built and frankly isnt ever likely to be.
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/mayak.html
 

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Pakistan itself is close enough to build a launch site around Balochistan or Sindh considering US space coast is farther (or just as far) from the equator than those.
Also Balochistan or Sindh are not good places to launch into space because any rocket would have to fly over densely populated land (mostly India). In case of accident or malfunction the rocket could hit populated areas...which could turn into a geopolitical incident. USA launches travel over the open ocean.

Socotra/Yemen, Somalia, or Indonesia are much better spots to launch into space from. They are close to the equator and are next to open ocean.
 
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Pakistan has already had its own space-related launch site in Sonmiani Baluchistan. This site was also once used by America to launch rockets into space. The actual problem is not the site but the people who could not carry on it further due to many problems. A space program is a costly option for a country like Pakistan, SPARCO was in civilian control, IMO, SPARCO should be merged with NESCOM, so that its funding and manpower problem may be solved. Pakistan has to pay due to its importance to space programs, as it has both military and civilian uses. keeping on Ignoring it will endanger Pakistan's defense and other vital interests.
 

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Pakistan has already had its own space-related launch site in Sonmiani Baluchistan. This site was also once used by America to launch rockets into space. The actual problem is not the site but the people who could not carry on it further due to many problems. A space program is a costly option for a country like Pakistan, SPARCO was in civilian control, IMO, SPARCO should be merged with NESCOM, so that its funding and manpower problem may be solved. Pakistan has to pay due to its importance to space programs, as it has both military and civilian uses. keeping on Ignoring it will endanger Pakistan's defense and other vital interests.
That's why I would advocate a joint effort. KSA and UAE are good partners for this. Yemen/Socotra is a better launch site than Baluchistan....if it is secured.
 

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That's why I would advocate a joint effort. KSA and UAE are good partners for this. Yemen/Socotra is a better launch site than Baluchistan....if it is secured.
space programs need a lot of engineering resources, man and machinery both .it is not easy to transfer heavy rockets to a remote area for launch pads hundreds of miles away from its manufacturing complexes.
Socotra island is a part of Yemen presently under the control of UAE, It has strategic and maritime importance for sea trade. Pakistan may join GCC to have a military base there to protect its EEZ zone and its further exploration.
 

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space programs need a lot of engineering resources, man and machinery both .it is not easy to transfer heavy rockets to a remote area for launch pads hundreds of miles away from its manufacturing complexes.
Socotra island is a part of Yemen presently under the control of UAE, It has strategic and maritime importance for sea trade. Pakistan may join GCC to have a military base there to protect its EEZ zone and its further exploration.
Call me a dreamer but Socotra has good potential as a launch site for space rockets. I don't really care about the maritime aspects. PN should focus on making the Northern part of Arabian sea into a defensive bastion.

Europeans launch rockets from Guiana in South America. The rockets are made mostly in France then shipped to the launch site 1000's of miles away. Socotra will require additional logistics facilities but that should not be a deal breaker. If conditions can be agreed to then we should do it. Our facilities in Baluchistan are for testing SR and MR BM's or for sounding rockets. They are not meant for space launches.
 
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I dont know why they`ve posted a picture of a model of a ukrainian designed Mayak space launcher,one that hasnt even been built and frankly isnt ever likely to be.
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/mayak.html
well Saudis and Ukraine have cooperation over missile named Grom SRBM and I think first missiles would be delivered to Saudis by 2022 .. also over An-132 .. so maybe they wanna do the same regarding SLVs ..

KSA has money and Ukraine got the know-how as simple as it.
 

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Most efficient location to launch into space is close to the equator. I always felt Pakistan should reach out to KSA and GCC about using Socotra Island off of Yemen as a potential joint space launch base. Other place is Indonesia or Somalia (its too unstable).
Pakistan can use anything as long as it’s space program continues growing, but Saudi doesn’t control Socotra. It’s Yemeni land occupied by UAE and Israel
 

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Most efficient location to launch into space is close to the equator. I always felt Pakistan should reach out to KSA and GCC about using Socotra Island off of Yemen as a potential joint space launch base. Other place is Indonesia or Somalia (its too unstable).
Yup, Indonesia is building space launch base in Biak, Papua. Today we are still trying to develop a rocket that can reach low orbit for micro satellite

 

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