The Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA) CEO, Mohamed el Quosi, has said Egypt is working on a key project related to building 35 educational satellites. These satellites would allow students, specialists, and engineers to learn and perform programming. They would also be able to control the satellites.
Quosi made the statement at a symposium on Monday. The symposium discussed the prospects for Arab cooperation in the space industry, considering Egypt’s expertise in space and satellites and its human resources.
According to the State Information Service, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Space Agency organised the symposium and EgSA. It was held via a video-conferencing application. The scientific symposium was held hours before Hope Probe‘s arrival in the orbit of Mars. Hope Probe is the UAE’s first interplanetary mission, and it was launched on July 19, 2020. Hope arrived at the Red Planet on February 9, 2021.
Last year December, EgSA’s board had announced an E£4 million ($225,000) collaborative project with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). According to the statement, the project would involve developing 35 educational cube satellites to train more space scientists in Egypt.
Quosi also said that Egypt is looking with great admiration and appreciation to the UAE model in making a positive change in the Arab world. He also considered the UAE an inspiring model for Arabs, lauding Hope Probe’s mission and its noble global scientific goals.