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launch of Jordanian nano- satellite postponed


[11/19/2018 6:17:03 AM]

AMMONNEWS - SpaceX company Monday announced it has postponed the launching of a number of satellites, including the first Jordanian-made nano satellite dubbed (JYI-SAT), which was sechduled to be launched today to conduct "additional pre-flight inspections" .

The Crown Prince Foundation (CPF) said in a statement that it will announce the date of the new launch as soon as SpaceX confirms the new date, noting it is looking forward to launching the Jordanian mini-satellite, designed and installed by Jordanian youth.

The JY1-SAT was designed and built by 19 young engineering students from various Jordanian universities and a committee of academics and advisers, under the supervision of the CPF.

Nano satellite aims to beam the voice of HRH Crown Prince Hussein with a message of peace, which will be available for reception via ground receivers around the world.

The nano satellite comes under the CPF's Masar initiative, which aims to inspire and address youth’s passion for innovation in space technology.

SpaceX is one of the most important players in the space transport field and it is one of the few companies in the world that sends spacecrafts to Earth's orbit and safely returns them.

The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

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