Egyptian Space Agency Partners NASA on Educational Nanosatellites Project

At the board meeting of the Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA) held earlier this week, the board announced a EGP 4 million (USD 255k) project between the agency and NASA, towards the development of 35 educational cube satellites aimed at the training of more space scientists in the country. This line of new partnerships will also see EgSA embark on a joint development project with the United Nations Committee for the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space to launch an Earth Observation satellite, to monitor the space environment and support the armed forces in Egypt.

Furthermore, during the meeting, the board reviewed the construction and renovation ongoing in parts of the agency, and other projects including satellite manufacturing and testing within the axis of the agency. The review also involved updates on a forthcoming nanosatellite project, planned for 2022. The nanosatellite will be used for agricultural applications and groundwater research and building the border control system.

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