|(in French) Agence spatiale algérienne|
(in Arabic) الوكالة الفضائية الجزائرية
(in Berber languages) Tafullut Tadzayrit n Tallunt
|Formed||January 16, 2002|
|Headquarters||14 rue Omar Aissaoui|
El Hammadia, Bouzareah
|Algerian Space Agency|
|Abjad||الوكالة الفضائية الجزائرية|
|Romanization||Al-Wakāla al-Faḍā’iyya al-Jazā’iriyya|
|Tifinagh||ⵜⴰⴼⵓⵍⵍⵓⵜ ⵜⴰⴷⵣⴰⵢⵔⵉⵜ ⵏ ⵜⴰⵍⵍⵓⵏⵜ|
|Latin||Tafullut Tadzayrit n Tallunt|
|French||Agence spatiale algérienne|
The Algerian Space Agency (Arabic: الوكالة الفضائية الجزائرية), (ASAL) was established on January 16, 2002 in Bouzareah, Algiers. The agency is in charge of the Algerian space program. ASAL has flown five different satellites.
ASAL targets to :
The Algerian Space Agency consists of a central structure and four operational entities that are: Center of Space Techniques (CTS), Space Applications Center (SAC), Satellite Development Center (SDC), and Telecommunications Systems Operating Center (TSOC) .
In order to achieve the objectives set out under the National Space Program, the Algerian Space Agency has carried out bilateral and multilateral cooperation actions with space forces on the one hand and emerging countries on the other And developing countries.
Regarding bilateral cooperation, the Algerian Space Agency signed:
Concerning multilateral cooperation, the Algerian Space Agency has undertaken the following actions:
Since the accession of Algeria to the Committee on the Pacific Uses of the Outer Space (COPUOS) of the Nations in 2002, Algeria has ratified three agreements, namely the Atmospheric Space Treaty, the Space Liability Convention and the Registration Convention.
As such, the Algerian space agency actively participates regularly in the activities initiated by the United Nations Office of Space Affairs, notably through:
Climate Change and Adaptation in Africa - The Role of Space Technologies in October 2007.
The Algerian Space Agency also participates, on behalf of Algeria, in the various subsidiary organs of the United Nations, including the Board of Directors of the African Regional Center for Science Technologies in the Space of Nations (CRASTE).
It is in this capacity that the agency was designated for the organization of the 5th session of the Board of Directors of the Center held on 26 June 2012 in Algiers.
Algeria, represented by the Algerian space agency, is invited to all conferences and debates around the use of space technologies for sustainable development. It is as the agency:
Algeria, South Africa and Nigeria initiated in 2004, on the sidelines of the work of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) in Vienna, a constellation of satellite observation satellites (ARMC), which culminated in the signing of the ARMC agreement between Algeria, South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, on 7 December 2009 in Algiers.
This constellation project aims to contribute to the knowledge and the rational management of the resources essential to the consolidation of the process of development and the fight against poverty initiated through the NEPAD through the daily coverage in images and the provision of services at a lower cost In a very short time.
At the initiative of Algeria, a project for the construction of an Earth Observation Satellite (ASEO) was approved at the 17th Summit of Arab Heads of State held in Algiers in March 2005. Since its launch, this project has been the subject of several stages of discussions and validation as well technical as political and institutional.
Adopted by the Algerian Government on November 28, 2006 and spanning 15 years (2006–2020), with a review every 5 years, the National Space Program (NSP) is the reference instrument for space policy: it is an instrument for the government support for sustainable development and strengthening of national sovereignty.
Eighty-six (86) projects were selected. They mainly use the use of satellite remote sensing, satellite positioning (GPS, Glonas, Galileo in perspective), space telecommunications services, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), offering to different national sectors Powerful tools for decision-making. These projects are based on: national competences; space systems, national and international image providers and operational entities within the Algerian Space Agency.
Alsat-1 is the first of a series of 05 microsatellite launched under the DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation) for the time period of 2002-2005. The objective of the mission is to provide medium resolution multispectral images for monitoring natural disasters as well as other thematic remote sensing applications.
Alsat-2A was successfully launched from the Sriharikota site near Chennai (South-East of India) on 12 July 2010, as an Algerian Earth observation satellite . Since its launch, Alsat-2A has provided nearly 30,000 images.