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SaudiSat-4 successfully launched into space

The satellite is intended for scientific experiments using ultraviolet radiation in space. (Courtesy of RussianSpaceWeb.com)

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has announced the successful launch of a Saudi satellite from Russia’s Dombarovsky air base.

SaudiSat-4, put into orbit by Ukrainian-designed Dnepr rocket, is the 13th industrial satellite launched by Saudi Arabia. The Saudi satellite was launched Thursday evening.

KACST President Mohammad Al-Suwaiyel said in a press statement on Friday that the satellite was intended for a scientific experiment using ultraviolet radiation in space. The experiment was developed by a joint team from KACST and Stanford University, he said.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on Friday, June 20, 2014.

 

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