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Breakthrough in aerospace industry: for the first time ever in history Tunisia’s first satellite was launched by a Russian carrier rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome

03/23/2021
The long awaited launch of the first Tunisian communication satellite Challenge One on a Russian carrier rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome took place on the 22nd of March, 2021. Challenge One is fitted with advanced communication equipment developed by Tunisian company Telnet Holding. Challenge One will use LoRa communication space protocol for the first time in the world’s history. Along with Challenge One 38 satellites belonging to Germany, Canada, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and other countries were taken into space by the Russian carrier rocket.
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Kais Saied, the president of the Republic of Tunisia, as well as the whole Tunisian nation, was following with excitement live broadcast of this historic launch of communication satellite Challenge One aboard the Russian carrier rocket from Baikonur.

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Mohamed Frikha, Chief Executive of Telnet Holding, was watching the launch of the satellite directly from Baikonur Cosmodrome. During his visit to Russia, Mohamed Frikha held several meetings with executives of Russian companies in the field.

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Earlier Mohamed Frikha together with Tarak Ben Salem, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tunisia to Russia, were received by Mikhail Leonidovich Bogdanov, Special Presidential envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

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This launch will become the basis for creation of a new space ecosystem for both Tunisia and the region. We, employees of the group of 20 Russian state universities RACUS join Tunisia in the celebration of this world breakthrough in the field of high technologies and we hope for further cooperation between Russia and Tunisia as well as for increase of innovative discoveries in aerospace and other fields.

We invite all those who are fascinated by outer space and high technologies and who dream to be directly involved in space exploration to study at telecommunication and aerospace programs at one of Russian State universities of RACUS group.



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