Egyptian Satellite to be launched Wednesday, Russian Space Agency
EgySat-The Egyptian Satellite - YOUM7 (Archive)
By THE CAIRO POST

CAIRO: The new Egyptian Satellite EgySat will be launched tomorrow from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, according to Hussein el-Shafei, Advisor of the Russian Space Agency and Energia in Egypt, in statements to Youm7 Tuesday.

He added that there are no changes in the launching process, and that a representative from President Adly Mansour arrived in Kazakhstan to witness the launching.

However, Interfax News Agency reported that the launching may be postponed due to technical issues.

EgySat will reportedly be able to capture photos with accuracy of up to one meter, as well as working on the sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of about 700 km.

Al-Bawabh News had reported on Monday that the Cabinet Spokesperson Hossam al-Qawish said in a press conference that the new satellite will be launched on April 16.

This is not the first Egyptian attempt at launching a satellite; previously the satellites Egypt Sat 1 and Egypt Sat 2 were launched, but both were lost in space.

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