Saudi Arabia will utilize space sector as peaceful scientific field, says Prince Sultan

The Association of Space Explorers organizes 32nd Planetary Congress. (SPA)
Updated 20 October 2019

Saudi Arabia will utilize space sector as peaceful scientific field, says Prince Sultan

  • Prince Sultan: Saudi Arabia will utilize the space sector as a peaceful scientific field to benefit all mankind

HOUSTON: The chairman of the Saudi Space Commission (SSC), Prince Sultan bin Salman, said that the Kingdom is proud to establish a national space commission, with the support of King Salman for the importance of this large sector in transforming scientific, technical and economic fields in the Kingdom.
This came in his speech during a dinner ceremony sponsored by the SSC in Houston, organized by the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) in collaboration with Saudi Aramco on the occasion of the ASE’s 32nd Planetary Congress.

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Founded in 1985, the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) holds annual meetings of professionals and astronauts to exchange experiences, raise awareness about the latest discoveries in space science and engineering, and encourage international cooperation leading to space discoveries.

Prince Sultan said that the Kingdom highly values this sector, stressing that the Kingdom will utilize the space sector as a peaceful scientific field, to benefit all mankind. He added that the establishment of the SSC was the continuation of early activities initiated by the Kingdom in space at the end of the 1970s, which culminated in the journey of the first Arab-Muslim astronaut to space in 1985, in which Saudi scientists played an active role.
Prince Sultan said that the scientific team that participated in that mission submitted a state report recommending the establishment of a commission that launched a space program in King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology.


Saudi Arabia announces 22 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 01 June 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 22 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom so far has reached 87,142
  • A total of 525 people have died from COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 22 new deaths from COVID-19 and 1,881 new cases of the disease on Monday. 
Of the new cases, 688 were recorded in Riyadh, 293 in Jeddah , and 290 in Dammam. 
The total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom so far has reached 87,142. 
The health ministry also announced that 1,864 more patients had recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the total number of people who have recovered in the Kingdom to 64,306.
A total of 525 people have died from COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia.