18 April 2014

Egyptsat-2 a Step Towards Egyptian Space Agency

Presidential Adviser for Scientific Affairs Essam Hegy said that new Egyptian Satellite (EgySat -2) is an essential step towards establishing the Egyptian Space Agency.

In a statement to Al-Watan newspaper, Hegy said the photos captured by the satellite will help develop the agricultural and water resources as well as monitoring the environmental and urban changes in Egypt.

He said that the satellite is the first scientific project in Egypt's modern history and lays the foundation of building a modern and strong State.

EgySat -2 was launched by the Russian Space Agency from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, April 16.

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