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Sudan launches its first ever satellite in partnership with China

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China has launched Sudan’s first-ever satellite for conducting research in military economic and space technology.

Moreover, Sudan’s Sovereign Council, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan announced the launch of the satellite in a meeting of his top security officials held in Khartoum.

However, the launching took place in north China’s Shanxi Province on Sunday, November 3.

In brief, the satellite aims to develop research in space technology and acquire data.

In addition, the satellite also aims to discover natural resources for the country’s military needs.

The Spokesperson of the ruling body, Mohammed al-Fakhri Sulaiman confirmed the launching.

“In a few months, the satellite would be monitored from Sudan,” said Sulaiman.

Above all, Sudan ousted leader, Omar al-Bashir established the Institute of Space Research and Aerospace (ISRA).

Notably, the ISRA is part of an overall plan to develop space technology in Sudan.

Besides, the army ousted Bashir in April after a nationwide protest movement against his rule of three decades.

The economic crisis led by the acute shortage of foreign currency and high inflation triggered the protest.

China launched the satellite because it is a partnership in the project.

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