Earth Observation Satellite

EgyptSat-A is the satellite that serves as the third and most remote-sounding satellite for the Earth. Alongside RKK Energiya in Russia, the satellite is jointly developed by Egypt’s National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences.

Name of SatelliteEgyptSat-A
PurposeEarth Observation
ContractorRKK Energia
Country of ContractorRussia
Launch Mass (kg.)2 200
Class of OrbitLEO
Perigee (km)652
Expected Lifetime (yrs.)11
Date of Launch21.02.2019
Launch SiteBaikonur Cosmodrome
Launch VehicleSoyuz
COSPAR Number2019-008A
NORAD Number44047

EgyptSat-A, an improved version of EgyptSat 2, is based on the 559GK-Bus from RSC Energia, which has been integrated with the USP-Plattform. Der Satellit wird mit Xenon-Antrieb ausgestattet, so dass der Fahrer von SPD-70-Elektromotoren Gebrauch macht. Mit einem innovativen optischen System und einem On-Board-Kontrollsystem, high-speed bombkommunikation an Bord and Solarbatterien mit höherer Wirkung ausgestattet.


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