Algeria Reveals Planned Updates to its Space Programme

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired a meeting on Monday to evaluate the current state of the Algerian Space Agency, plan its future direction, and achieve the country’s 2040 space vision.

The decisions of the meeting will see the Algerian Space Agency equipped with advanced and cutting-edge space assets to leverage critical space technologies, nurture indigenous space capacity, and facilitate the employment of personnel from specialised institutions (mathematics and artificial intelligence). The president also emphasised the need for strategic partnerships to accelerate and secure the country’s place in the global space scene.

The meeting gathered key government officials and top military personnel, including General Said Chengriha, to draw a development plan for Algeria’s ambitious space aspirations. According to President Tebboune, “Space exploration is a collective endeavour. By working together with our global partners, we can overcome the challenges that lie ahead and unlock the full potential of our space program.”

Algeria’s plan to advance its space agenda follows Morocco’s recent order for a new satellite from Israel.

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