The Crown Prince Foundation announced the launch of the first Jordanian mini-satellite. The satellite carries the name JY1-SAT to commemorate His Majesty King Hussein Bin Talal; as His Majesty's radio call was JY1.
The Jordanian satellite is part of the Masar Initiative, designed and built by 19 Jordanian engineering students, and five academics and consultants in various engineering fields from Jordanian universities.
Masar’s Initiative is primarily aimed at implementing educational research objectives. The launching of Jordan’s satellite mission is used to promote tourism in the Kingdom through broadcasting images of touristic places and heritage sites in Jordan. Additionally, a voice message by HRH the Crown Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah II was recorded on the CubeSat and will be available for all satellite stations around the world to listen to.
Moreover, the Masar Initiative (a Crown Prince Foundation Initiative), is supported by Zain and Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a specialist in the renewable energy sector.