Syrian Minister of Communications and Technology Iyad Khatib stated the need to develop the country’s space programme and launch its first satellite into orbit, the ministry said on Tuesday.

The minister visited the Syrian space research agency GORS (General Organisation of Remote Sensing) and met with its management and staff, who presented their projects to Khatib.

“The minister said that GORS should develop a road map for the Syrian space programme, as well as for the launch of the first artificial satellite into Earth’s orbit, like other Arab countries”, the ministry said.

According to Khatib, the creation of the satellite will be one of the ministry’s main goals.

The list of Arab states that have already launched their own satellites into orbit includes Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Algeria, Qatar, and Iraq.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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And the Syrian Government has in China and Russia two of the better space powers as friends. Both powers would be willing to train up Syrian space scientists and technicians.
A combination of Russian satellite tech and cost-effective Chinese rocket launches could be a start. The Syrians could do with monitoring satellites with hostile American, Israeli air and naval power surrounding Syria.

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@FairsFair, do the Syrians have money to pay for the help?