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At 12:12, on December 7th, 2018BJT, SaudiSat 5A & SaudiSat 5B were successfully launched into the predicted orbit onboard Long March 2D (LM-2D) Launch Vehicle from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC), along with 10 piggyback satellites.

This launch is another successful cooperation between China and Saudi Arabia in space field after the piggyback launch of the Lunar Camera Payload for Saudi Arabia on ChangE-4 Tracking and Data Relay Satellite launch mission.

This Launch mission is implemented by CGWIC, which follows the spirit of the Memorandum of understanding on Space Science and Technology cooperation signed between the governments of China and Saudi Arabia in 2013.

SaudiSat 5A & SaudiSat 5B are two remote sensing satellites designed and manufactured by the King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST), and SaudiSat 5A & SaudiSat 5B are also the largest earth observation satellites designed and manufactured by Saudi Arabia. KACST is Saudi Arabia's national scientific institution under the direct leadership of the Saudi Arabian government, and owns state-level laboratories. KACST’s research direction covers broad and different areas including aviation and space, and it plays a key role in the scientific research projects in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.

Among the 10 piggyback payloads, 7 are Internet of Things technology verification satellites designed and manufactured by Beijing Commsat Technology Development Co., Ltd., and 3 are new technology of remote sensing experiment satellites designed and manufactured by Spacety Co., Ltd. (Changsha).

To fulfill the launch market requirement for small satellites, CGWIC offers “Long March express” services using mature Long March Launch Vehicles with high cost-effective values. CGWIC can provide rapid, stable and reliable “one-stop” launch services for all customers with the options of constellation network launch, dedicated launch, piggyback launch and cluster launch.

In 2018, CGWIC has launched 35 satellites on 10 launch missions. CGWIC obtained customers recognition by providing sincere and thoughtful services. Based on experienced and mature business model accumulated in international competitions, CGWIC will continue to provide completed space solutions including launch services, satellite manufacture, ground system construction and operation services, to domestic and international customers together with our partners.