Tunisia launches first satellite, “Challenge 1”

Tunisia has launched Monday its first satellite, “Challenge 1”, from Kazakhstan on board Russian Soyuz rocket 2, Webdo Tunis reports.

The unmanned rocket took off from Baikonour Cosmodrome, carrying 37 other satellites from 17 other countries including Saudi Arabia, Japan, Germany and South Korea.

President Kais Saied attended the launching from Telnet Holding office, the Tunisian company designer of the spacecraft.

Saied congratulated Telnet and indicated that Tunisia lacks nothing except a strong national will and that its objectives are purely national and unwavering.

Challenge 1 is the first entirely made in Tunisia satellite. Once in orbit, Challenge 1 will focus on the “Internet of Things”.

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