China launches Sudan’s first ever satellite “SRSS-1”

Sudan’s first-ever satellite for conducting research in military, economic and space technology has been launched by China. Sudan’s remote-sensing satellite (SRSS-1), was developed by the Shenzhen Aerospace Oriental Red Sea Satellite Co. The satellite was launched aboard China’s Long March-4B rocket along with other Chinese satellites including Gaofen 7, Xiaoxiang-1 08, Whampoa 1 from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China.

The Sudanese satellite has been mainly designed for civil and military remote sensing over Sudan. The remote-sensing satellite aims to advance research in space technology. Its main objective is to acquire the required data as well as discover natural resources for the country’s military needs. The satellite aims to generate a comprehensive, cost-effective and reliable database on the topographic, mapping and natural resources of Sudan.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/SSC CGL:

  • President of Sudan: Omar al-Bashir.
  • Sudan Capital: Khartoum; Currency: Sudanese pound.

Source: The Hindu 

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