CAIRO - 3 February 2024: The Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA) CEO Sherif Sedky Saturday announced the successful launch of the experimental remote sensing Nexsat-1 off the coast of Yangjiang city in Guangdong province, China.
The initial signals of the micro-satellite were received by the Egyptian Space Agency, Sedky said in statements, noting that the launch mission falls within the framework of the Egypt's national space program which is meant to develop the satellite technologies.
NexSat-1 is the result of a collaborative effort between the Egyptian National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) and Germany’s Berlin Space Technologies (BST), he added.
The 67-kilogram earth observation satellite NexSat-1 was meticulously constructed and underwent testing at EgSA’s Satellite Assembly, Integration, and Test Center by a team comprising over 60 engineers and technology expert.
The center is the first step to localizing satellite manufacturing in Egypt and in Africa.