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Oman issues tender to build first communications satellite

Omani Space Communication Technologies has launched a tender for the design, manufacture and launch of its first satellite called “Omansat-1”.

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The tender, issued by Space Communications Technology (SCT), deals with the procurement details of the OmanSat Satellite Programme.

SCT in its tender announcement said: “The company’s operational plan is based on the procurement of a High Throughput Satellite (HTS) (OmanSat-1) and associated services, providing coverage of the Sultanate’s entire territory, its economic waters, and associated external markets. The satellite is required to be operational by 2024. SCT, therefore, invites satellite vendors to submit technical and commercial proposals for the provision of the above services in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the tender documents.”

It invited technical and commercial bids and said the last date to purchase the tender document is July 15, while bids are due by Sept. 21.

The Sultanate intends to launch its first satellite dedicated to telecommunications in 2024.

Space Communication Technologies is one of the Omani Telecom and Information Technology Group companies. Satellite Pro ME

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