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Oman planning own satellite

June 8, 2020

By Chris Forrester

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.

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