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Oman’s first satellite Aman-1 transmits images, starts providing critical data

22 Jan 2024 Oman’s first satellite Aman-1 transmits images By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – Omani company ETCO Space’s Aman-1 satellite published its first images on Monday of SOHAR Port and Freezone and the Western Hajar Mountains in the wilayat of Ibri.

Aman-1 is the first Omani satellite to be launched into low Earth orbit for the purposes of satellite imagery, ground observation and remote sensing.

Abdulaziz Jaafar, CEO of ETCO Space, informed that the company is ready to provide integrated ground observation services, satellite images for highly accurate data analysis and developing systems supported by artificial intelligence to meet the specific needs of government and private sectors.

Aman-1 was launched on November 11, 2023 by the American company SpaceX.

Abdulaziz Jaafar, CEO of ETCO Space

Earlier this month, ETCO Space announced establishment of a joint Omani-Polish company called Spazers to provide satellite manufacturing services, space launch services, and to build and operate ground stations in Oman and the Middle East.

‘This significant step propels us into a future of innovation and collaboration in the realm of space exploration, integrated satellite services, attracting talent, and fostering cutting-edge research,’ ETCO Space stated.  

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