Cairo, 26 June 2023 (TDI): Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA) reached a significant milestone as it received the electric, mechanical, and electrical models of EgyptSat-2 from China, highlighting the strong bilateral cooperation in space exploration and technology.

The momentous occasion took place at EgSA’s headquarters, attended by esteemed individuals such as Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation and Investment, and Dr. Sherif Sedky, CEO of EgSA.

Prominent figures present included the Chinese ambassador to Egypt, Li Lijuan, and the financial director of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), along with representatives from both governments.

The event unfolded in Egypt’s state-of-the-art Assembly, Integration, Testing (AIT) building, equipped with cutting-edge devices for satellite assembly, testing, and operation.

Following the celebratory gathering, the delivery agreement between Egypt and China is set to be officially signed at EgSA’s building, solidifying the partnership and commitment to advancing space technology.

EgyptSat-2’s advanced imaging capabilities offer various applications that can significantly benefit the country. Its high-resolution imagery of up to 2m enables identification and optimized distribution of crops across Egyptian territories based on soil and atmospheric conditions.

The satellite also supports urban planning, monitoring coastal changes, tracking water sources and river routes, and detecting encroachments on state-owned land, among other vital requirements.

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EgSA’s ambitions extend beyond EgyptSat-2, as the agency prepares to launch a series of experimental and operational satellites. This collaboration also enables Egyptian engineers to gain expertise in the latest satellite assembly and testing technologies, strengthening the country’s space industry and fostering self-reliance in this crucial domain.

The reception of EgyptSat-2 models represents a significant step towards realizing EgSA’s space research and satellite development objectives. With strong international partnerships and a commitment to technological advancement, EgSA continues to elevate Egypt’s presence in the global space arena.