Egypt to inaugurate its “space city” by the end of 2022: Chief of Egyptian Space Agency Mohamed el Qousy



Mon, 30 May 2022 - 11:13 GMT


Mon, 30 May 2022 - 11:13 GMT

CAIRO – 30 May 2022: Chief of the Egyptian Space Agency Mohamed el Qousy said that Egypt will inaugurate it’s “space city” by the end of 2022.

He added in televised statements, Monday, that the city will be on an area of 123 acres, adding that Egypt will be among 10 countries around the world that have space cities.

El Qousy explained that the city will contain 23 buildings to serve space activities, including a space academy, a research center, a museum, along with the African Space Agency.

He stressed that the space city will contain a center and satellite assembly, and that it is expected to open by the end of this year.

The Egyptian Space Agency (EGSA) has been currently working on carrying out SPNEX project to launch a satellite to monitor the negative effects of climate change by the end of 2023.

Ayman Mahmod, who is in charge of supervising the project in the Agency, told MENA on Saturday that a detailed presentation will be made during the activities of COP27 conference, to be hosted by Egypt in November.

The project is supported and funded by the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) in cooperation with several scientific bodies and universities.

Earlier in May, EGSA signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with its peer in South Africa to promote cooperation in space technology and the peaceful uses of outer space.

The deal seeks to set up space discovery and exploration cooperation mechanisms and encourage knowledge and expertise sharing to make the optimum use of the countries' human and technological resources.

Following the inking ceremony at the EGSA premises, CEO of the Egyptian Space Agency Mohammed Afifi El-Quosy awarded CEO of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Andiswa Mlisa the shield of EGSA.




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