Crown Prince oversees construction of Jordan's first small satellite

Jordan

Published: 2017-10-23 19:23

Last Updated: 2024-04-20 12:05


Prince Hussein installed the final piece of the JY1-SAT, Jordan's first miniature satellite.
Prince Hussein installed the final piece of the JY1-SAT, Jordan's first miniature satellite.

Crown Prince Hussein visited today the Institute of Nanotechnology in the Jordan University of Science technology, where he reviewed the final stages of the construction of the first miniature Jordanian satellite.

The satellite being built, named JY1-Sat, is being built and designed by 19 Jordanian students studying engineering in various Jordanian universities.

Prince Hussein installed the last piece of the JY1-Sat, which is scheduled to be launched in the first quarter of the next year to aid in scientific and academic research, and to promote tourism in Jordan through broadcast pictures of touristic and historic places in the Kingdom.

He also recorded a voice message to be saved in the satellite’s memory and broadcasted into space to be intercepted by receivers on Earth.

The satellite was given the name JY1-Sat in memory of late King Hussein, whose personal radio signal had the code JY1.

This project will be Jordan’s first dip into space engineering, and is regionally the first satellite to be designed by a local team.