Libya telecom officials deny stealing RascomStar-QAF1 satellite by Gulf states

RASCOM-QAF 1 [Alcatel]. Under an agreement with RASCOM, the Regional African Satellite Communication Organization
The Regional African Satellite Communication Organization (RASCOM) in Libya, which is based in Gharyan, denied the rumors that said that the partly-owned by Libya satellite, RascomStar-QAF1, had been stolen by Gulf states.

The Gharyan control center, which is tasked with controlling RascomStar-QAF1, said the media outlets’ news and social media chitchat about stealing the satellite by some Gulf states are untrue and everything is fine for the satellite.

According to the Gharyan control center, the Libyan African Investment Portfolio, (LAIP) owns about 65% of the project, which has tow other participants – the African Organisation for Africa Telecommunications and the operating French company, Thales Alenia Space.

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