Egypt's MisrSat 2 to be launched from China in October



Tue, 04 Jul 2023 - 07:39 GMT


Tue, 04 Jul 2023 - 07:39 GMT

CAIRO – 4 July 2023: In a meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, CEO of the Egyptian Space Agency Sherif Sedky stated Tuesday that Egypt's MisrSat 2 will be launched from China in October.


The remote sensing satellite was delivered to Egypt in March, as it was subject to tests at the agency's Assembly and Integration Center headquartered in the New Administrative Capital.


Those included electrical tests, dynamic loading simulation of the satellite's space model, electromagnetic harmony test, simulation of space environment, and communication tests.


The agency's CEO underlined the great experience accumulated by Egyptian cadres running such tests in collaboration with Chinese experts. That is because an Egyptian team took part in the design and assembly of the satellite, production of a local component, which is a test communications unit, assembly of three models of the satellite and testing all of them. The team will also participate in the launch of the satellite and in-orbit testing.


Sedky said that the agency's plan to launch many satellites aims for reinforcing Egypt's pioneering role in the field of space technology and sciences in Africa, and making room for the participation of African states in space projects that serve the 2063 Africa Development Agenda through the African Space Agency.


That is in addition to creating an economic function of the Egyptian Space Agency by providing services in the fields of satellite design, assembly, integration, testing, and high-resolution imaging.


The meeting with the prime minister also tackled the agency's work between 2023 and 2025, and updates of the experimental satellite Nexsat-1, which was delivered to Egypt in May after testing in Germany. The talks equally covered funding requests to projects and raising the agency's budget, prompting Madbouli to approve providing funds to urgent components of the projects.



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