Tunisia Launches Its First Satellite

Tunisia is experiencing its first satellite launch. Challenge-1 is being launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome after the launch was postponed for a few days due to weather conditions.

  • Tunisian President Kais Saied attending the Challenge-1 launch.
    Tunisian President Kais Saied attending the Challenge-1 launch.

The Russian Soyuz carrier rocket carried out the launch of the first Tunisian satellite called Challenge-1 today after the launch was postponed for a few days, as it was scheduled to launch on Saturday, commemorating Tunisia's 65th independence anniversary.

From the Telnet company headquarters, the President of Tunisia, Kais Saied attended the launch of the Tunisian satellite.

The City of Science in Tunisia also announced that it had opened its doors to receive its fans, starting at 6:00 am, to follow this event directly through the big screen.

Challenge-1 is the first Arab satellite made completely in Tunisia, which was created by the Telnet telecommunications group. It is a satellite specializing in the Internet of Things and will use the LoRa protocol for the first time in the world in space communications.

The satellite allows communication and data exchange between equipment in many fields, including control, transportation, agriculture, and logistics, by receiving data.

Challenge-1 was scheduled to be launched yesterday morning, but the launch was postponed for 24 hours due to weather conditions at the Russian Baikonur space base in Kazakhstan.

Earlier, Tunisia announced that it had officially handed over its Challenge-1 satellite to the Russian company pledging to launch it.