Egypt Space Agency Signs a £6 million Agreement with Benha University to build a CubeSat; Signs Multiple MoUs and Hosts Delegates from Ukraine

Signing of the agreement with Benha University

A cooperation protocol agreement was recently signed between the Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA) and Benha University to develop Educational laboratories to support satellite technology development. The agreement will ensure the development of three educational laboratories in the University three campuses located in Benha, Mochtohor, and Shubra. This is in line with EgSA’s.

At the signing ceremony was Dr Mohamed Iraqi, executive vice president of EgSA, Dr. Nasser Al-Jizawi, President of Banha University, Dr. Ayman Al-Shahabi, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering in Shubra, Dr Arif Suleiman, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering in Banha, and Dr Lutfi Abu Salem, Dean of Faculty of Science, Dr Mohamed Ibrahim, Project Manager of EgSA, Engineer Waseem Hossam, Deputy Project Manager, Engineer Dalia Nabil, Head of Mechanical Testing Department, and Dr Amr Hanafi, project coordinator at Banha University.

EgSA and Benha University also signed a £6 million agreement to build a CubeSat. Both institutions will also be looking at optimizing the scientific and material possibilities of research centres, laboratories, workshops and talents in the area of space technologies.

In addition, EgSA also recently signed an agreement with the Higher Institute of Engineering – Thebes Academy to support the University to develop graduates capable of making a difference in the space industry.

Ukrainian Delegations

EgSA also played host to Ukrainian delegations led by Mr Dean Oleksandar Chernov, adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine on Strategic Industries. The visit, hosted by Dr Mohammed Al-Quosi, CEO of EgSA was to explore collaborations on laboratory and technical equipment support within the agency. Collaboration between the two countries dates back to EgyptSat-1 launched in 2007 with support from the Ukrainian counterpart.

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