The Gulf state of Oman is inviting expressions of interest from satellite builders to construct its first national satellite.
The initiative is being spearheaded by Space Communications Technology LLC (SCT), a wholly government-owned entity established with the mandate to develop and implement the Sultanate’s maiden satellite communications project. The brief will include ground infrastructure as well a Telemetry, Tracking and Control of the craft to be based in Oman.
Launch date should be 2023-2024 says the mission document, and the specification calls a high-throughput satellite for consumer broadband and IP-based trunking services.
Consultants have until June 24th to submit bids.