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Tunisia set to launch its first satellite in March 2021

The first Tunisian satellite Challenge One will be launched on March 20, 2021, Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) reported Thursday.

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(African Stand) — Tunisia on Thursday announced that it will be launching its first satellite on the 65th Independence anniversary in March next year, local media reported, Anadolu Agency reported.

“All tests were completed for the Tunisian satellite [Challenge One] to be launched on March 20, on the 65th anniversary of Tunisia’s independence,” the TAP news agency quoted the Tunisian Telnet Holding Group as saying.

The satellite will be launched by the Russian Soyuz-2 spacecraft from a base in Kazakhstan.

The Tunisian company added that the satellite will be handed to the Russian company responsible for the launch.

Wandukwa Henry

Written by Wandukwa Henry

Wandukwa Henry is a graduate from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Computer Science and now he is an African Stand correspondent covering the East African region.

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