The Polish company SatRevolution has been selected by the Sultanate of Oman to produce and operate satellites that will be launched into deep space in the first such mission of an Arab country.
The framework agreement was signed on Wednesday in Muscat by five members of the consortium. The mission will also be attended by, inter alia, Polish Capital Group and the American company Virgin Orbit, with which SatRevolution cooperates.
As part of a historic space mission, the group plans to launch the SatRev CubeSat satellite from Virgin Orbit’s Launcher One rocket. The mission will begin at Cornwall Airport and Spacecraft on the Lizard Peninsula, UK, in 2022. This satellite is expected to enable groundbreaking scientific research and capture an image of deep outer space.
“We are honored and delighted to be selected by the Sultanate of Oman to carry out the mission of delivering our nanosatellite technologies to both low Earth orbit and deep space projects. These space projects will contribute to the Sultanate’s short-term goals, which include modernizing the educational ecosystem, supporting research and innovation, and strengthening the country’s development of cutting-edge technologies. SatRev is proud to be a part of it” – said the president of SatRevolution, Grzegorz Zwoliński.