January 4 (SeeNews) - Two Albanian satellites were launched into space with U.S. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket from Florida, Albanian prime minister Edi Rama said.
"Here it is, it was said, it is done. Just launched from Cape Canaveral base in Florida, USA, the Falcon 9 rocket, the joint SpaceX Transporter 6 mission transporting both of our satellites to space, ALBANIA1 and ALBANIA2," Rama said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
"Starting today Albania has more high-tech capabilities to control, protect and administer its territory, providing real-time vital data on a number of key aspects for sustainable development," he added.
The two satellites are costing Albania some $6 million ($5.65 million euro), according to an earlier report by Albanian Daily News.
The two satellites, which will be in operation for a period of three years, will be used for monitoring and providing imagery of Albania's territory, processing of geospatial information, and the development of the country's capacities for using satellite services, according to the daily.
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