EgyptSat 1 [Yuzhnoye]
EgyptSat 1 (MisrSat 1) was Egypt's first Earth remote-sounding satellite. The satellite was jointly built by Egypt's National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences together with the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau in Ukraine.
The satellite was based on Yuzhnoye's MS-1TK platform and featured an infra-red imager, an high resolution multispectral imager and a store and forward communications payload. The ground resolution wa 7.8 m in panchromatic and multispectral modes with a swath width of 46.6 km. For the infra-red camera, the resolution was 39.5 m with an swath width of 55.5 km.
EgyptSat 1 was successfully launched on board a Dnepr rocket as part of a multi-satellite payload on 17 April 2007 from Baikonur.
Contact with the satellite has been lost on 19 July 2010 due to loss of S-band (Control Signal) communication. A total of 5000 scenes were imaged by the EgyptSat 1 from 2008 to 2010.
|Type / Application:||Earth Observation, Technology|
|Operator:||National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences|
|Equipment:||infra-red imager, high resolution multispectral imager, store and forward communications payload|
|Power:||4 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|Lifetime:||5 years (planned); 3.5 years (achieved)|
|Orbit:||657 km × 665 km, 98.09°|
|EgyptSat 1 (MisrSat 1)||2007-012A||17.04.2007||Ba LC-109/95||Dnepr||with Saudisat 3, SaudiComsat 3, SaudiComsat 4, SaudiComsat 5, SaudiComsat 6, SaudiComsat 7, CP 3, CP 4, CAPE 1, Libertad 1, AeroCube 2, CSTB 1, MAST|