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EgyptSat 1 (MisrSat 1)

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.

Nation: Egypt
Type / Application: Earth Observation, Technology
Operator: National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences
Contractors: KB Yuzhnoye
Equipment: infra-red imager, high resolution multispectral imager, store and forward communications payload
Configuration: MS-1TK platform
Power: 4 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years (planned); 3.5 years (achieved)
Mass: 160 kg
Orbit: 657 km × 665 km, 98.09
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
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

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