EgyptSat-2 Marks Milestone in Egyptian-Chinese Space Partnership

Source: EgSA

Today, the Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA) marked a significant milestone as they received the electric, mechanical, and electrical models of the EgyptSat-2 from China. This occasion, which was reported by Ahmad El-Assasy (Sada Elbalad English), was celebrated at the EgSA’s headquarters and witnessed the presence of esteemed individuals, including Dr Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation and Investment, and Dr Sherif Sedky, CEO of the Egyptian Space Agency.

Among the distinguished guests in attendance were the Chinese ambassador to Egypt, Li Lijuan, and the financial director of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). In addition, representatives from the Chinese and Egyptian governments were also present, emphasising the strong bilateral cooperation in space exploration and technology.

Source: EgSA

The grand event occurred in Egypt’s state-of-the-art Assembly, Integration, Testing (AIT) building, equipped with the latest devices and equipment for satellites’ successful assembly, testing, and operation.

Following the celebratory gathering, the delivery agreement between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the People’s Republic of China is set to be officially signed at the Egyptian Space Agency building. This agreement solidifies the cooperation and partnership between the two nations, underscoring their commitment to advancing space technology and exploration.

Furthermore, acquiring EgyptSat-2 models represents a significant step forward for the EgSA’s space research and satellite development ambitions. It signifies the agency’s dedication to expanding its capabilities and contributing to the global scientific community. Similarly, MisrSat-2 is a pioneering initiative for practical cooperation in space technology between Egypt and the People’s Republic of China. 

Source: EgSA

The advanced imaging capabilities of EgyptSat-2 offer a range of applications that can significantly benefit the country. For instance, the satellite’s high-resolution imagery of up to 2m can identify crops and optimise their distribution across Egyptian territories based on soil and atmospheric conditions. Also, it serves as a valuable tool for urban planning, monitoring coastal changes along the northern coasts and Delta region, tracking water sources and river routes, detecting encroachments on state-owned land, and fulfilling various other vital requirements.

However, EgSA is not only focused on the development of EgyptSat-2 but is also preparing to launch a series of experimental and operational satellites. In addition, Egyptian engineers are gaining expertise in the latest functional and environmental satellite assembly and testing technologies through this collaboration. This achievement not only strengthens the capacity of Egypt’s space industry but also facilitates the localisation of satellite assembly and testing technology within the country, fostering self-reliance and independence in this crucial domain.


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