Polish company becomes main partner of Oman space mission

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A Polish company that manufactures satellites has been selected by the Sultanate of Oman to produce and operate satellites that will be launched into deep space, as part of the first mission of this kind by an Arab country.

The framework contract was signed by SatRevolution and the four other members of the consortium behind the project in Muscat, on Wednesday.

Also taking part in the mission will be, among other companies, the Polish Capital Group and the US firm Virgin Orbit.

As part of the historic space mission, the group plans to launch, in 2022, a SatRev CubeSat satellite from a Virgin Orbit Launcher One rocket. The satellite is expected to enable ground-breaking scientific research and capture an image of deep outer space.

"We are honoured and delighted to be selected by the Sultanate of Oman to deliver our nano-satellite technologies to both low-Earth orbit and deep-space projects," said the president of SatRevolution, Grzegorz Zwolinski.

"These space projects will contribute to the Sultanate's short-term goals of modernising eco-system education, supporting research and innovation, and strengthening the national development of cutting-edge technologies," he added. "SatRev is proud that it can be a part of this."