26 September 2016.
Successfully launched three Alsat-1B, Alsat-2B and Alsat 1N Algerian satellites by the Indian launcher PSLV C-35 from the Sriharikota site of the Satish Dhawan Space Center in the Chennai region of the South- East India.
Alsat-1B is the second Algerian satellite of observation of the earth with medium resolution, launched by Algeria after Alsat-1. Alsat-1B images taken from an orbit at 670 km altitude.
Alsat-2B is the second satellite of observation of the earth with high resolution, placed in an orbit located at 670 km of altitude and this, after Alsat -2A in orbit since July 2010.
Alsat-1N is a nano satellitewith scientific mission and technological demonstration developed within the framework of the implementation of the agreement of cooperation with the United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA), by a team of Algerian-British researchers.
The realization of these three satellites consolidates the qualitative leap achieved by Algeria in the space field, especially in technological mastery. These results reinforce the government’s strategic choice to place space activity as a tool to support sustainable economic development and strengthen national sovereignty.