The Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA) has reported that the launch of the MisrSat 2 satellite from China was successful.
“This launch is in light of the strategic partnership between the governments of Egypt and China and the fruitful and constructive cooperation between the two friendly countries,” the agency said.
A team of Egyptian engineers collaborated with Chinese experts in the satellite’s design and manufacture.
It was assembled and tested at the EgSA’s Satellite Assembly, Integration, and Testing Center.
The site, the largest of its kind in Africa and the Middle East, was established within the framework of the strategic partnership between the two countries.
The satellite forms part of Egypt’s sustainable development goals by utilizing space technology to enhance vital areas, including agriculture, the exploration of mineral resources, identification of surface water sources, and the study of the impact of climate change on the environment.
The agency said the work contributed to supporting the Egyptian economy as well as enhancing the country’s pioneering role by providing training programs aimed at qualifying specialized personnel on the African continent and the Middle East, while supplying spatial data.
It added that the launch of the MisrSat 2 was a milestone in Egyptian-Chinese cooperation, especially in the field of space technology.
The Egyptian Space Agency was established in 2018 and is a Governmental Organization that’s aiming at acquiring Space Technology and Satellite Launching capabilities towards the accomplishment of The National Sustainable Development Strategy “Egypt-SDS 2030” objectives.
The agency is targeting the promotion of the peaceful use of space, develop space systems at the national level through investment in human capital development, leveraging the space industry for a sustainable future, supporting research and development, drive innovations, and enhancing space outreach developing of reliable, responsive and viable economical solutions to serve the national objectives.