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CAIRO: Egypt will launch two satellites next year, including NExSat-1, a light vessel that will be used for remote sensing and scientific research, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Science, announced on Saturday. Scientific Research.
Space authorities will also launch EgyptSat 2, which weighs 330 kilograms, and will use sensor applications to utilize photographic accuracy of two meters from space.
The minister revealed the plans at the Euro-African Space Forum in Lisbon, Portugal. Mohamed El-Koosy, head of the Egyptian Space Agency, was also present.
Abdel Ghaffar said Egypt will also host the headquarters of the African Space Agency, which includes the 54 countries of the continent.
The Egyptian space agency will be equipped with the latest space equipment and technology, he added.
The African Space Agency will be an “essential accelerator” for cooperation with Europe, he said, adding that Egypt “will spare no effort” to promote multilateral cooperation in space activity.
“All facilities and infrastructure for space projects are available in Egypt, and we are ready to become a reliable partner,” Abdel Ghaffar said, adding that all support will be “provided to Africa to benefit from space technology and of its applications “.
He called on the EU to discuss the establishment of the Euro-African space training program in Egypt, adding that the Egyptian agency will provide full logistical support to the program, which can provide annual training courses and diplomas to African students and researchers.
Abdel Ghaffar said that next month Egypt will also launch a training and capacity building program for 18 African researchers in various space fields.
The Egyptian Space Agency will distribute sets of educational satellites among African countries, which will provide researchers and students with technical experience and skills, enabling them to conduct further space research, he said.
“We aim to transform Egypt into a center for training, research and development in space activities, to adopt and encourage young Africans to explore new horizons in space science, to prepare them for the transformation of the world. ‘digital economy, to develop and support emerging technologies, to disseminate the use of satellite images to support activities, especially in the field of agriculture, and to stimulate exploration and innovation and provide social benefits and economic to improve the lives of all Africans, ”said the Minister.