Mohammed El Kushi, Secretary of the Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA), said the new type Cube-Sat as part of a training program for EgSA to build a “university satellite” in late 2022 after an agreement with the Japanese. He said the satellite would be launched. side.
In a statement to MENA on Monday, El Qousi said the university satellite would be constructed, designed and tested by Egyptian hands, to complete the satellite design and test its readiness for launch into space. He said environmental testing is currently underway.
He claimed that EgSA provided full support to all students from a practical and technical perspective with the participation of experts in all disciplines.
Meanwhile, EgSA Mohammed Khalil Iraqi, Deputy Director, said the university’s satellite training program was launched in 2016 with the aim of localizing the space industry and honing Egyptian students’ skills in designing satellite components. ..
CubSat is a type of small satellite for space research, and consists of multiple cubic modules with a size of 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm. CubeSat weighs less than 1.33 kilograms per unit and often uses off-the-shelf components in electronics and structures. Used for remote sensing and photography of the Earth.
Egypt: EgSA-The first satellite of an Egyptian university to be launched next year
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