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EgSA Receives 1st Image from Egypt's Satellite Nexsat-1

Wed 14 Feb 2024 | 12:14 AM
The Launching of Nexsat-1
The Launching of Nexsat-1
Rana Atef

On Wednesday, Ayman Ashour, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, announced that Egypt successfully received the first photos from the Egyptian satellite Nexsat-1. 

Ashour expressed that the first photo received from the satellite on Tuesday at 10:26 pm, and the photos for Assuit city.

The Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA) launched its NexSat-1 satellite into orbit a few days ago, and it was carried by China's Jielong-3.

The satellite weighs 67 kilograms, and it features a panchromatic imaging payload with 5.7 meters for agricultural, and urban purposes. 

EgSA’s CEO. Dr Sherif Sedky announced the launch from Yangjiang in Guangdong province, China, highlighting that the authority successfully had an initial communication with the device.

NexSat-1 is Egypt’s first experimental satellite which it developed domestically in with Berlin Space Technologies (BST) GmbH.