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Egycubesat 1

Egycubesat 1 [NARSS]

The Egycubesat 1 is the first Egyptian CubeSat developed by NARSS (National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences).

The Egycubesat-1 mission goals are:

  • to provide experience in building operating a picosatellite
  • Technology demonstration to show Egycubesat-1 can produce reliable data from space
  • Promote the applied research in space engineering in the Egyptian universities and research Institutes

The satellite carries a small camera with a ground resolution of 100 meter to take snapshots for Egypt territories.

Originally a piggy-back launch on a Japanese H-2A-202 rocket with Planet C in 2010 was planned, but did not take place. In 2013, a launch on an Indian PSLV rocket was planned.

Nation: Egypt
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: NARSS
Contractors: NARSS
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 1 year
Mass: 1 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Egycubesat 1 - ? Sr PSLV with ?


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