The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), has announced the successful launch of the first Saudi satellite SGS-1.

While it blasted into the skies above from French Guiana, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, signed the final piece placed on the satellite with the words “above the clouds.”

This milestone is a reflection of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which aims to localize strategic technologies and enable Saudi youth to work on advanced  technologies in the development and manufacture of satellites.