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Egypt launches "Horus-2" satellite for remote sensing

Monday، 13 March 2023 - 12:36 PM

The CEO of the Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA), Sherif Sedky, said Monday that a “Horus-2” satellite will help meet requirements of Egypt’s 2030 vision for sustainable development.

Egypt has successfully launched the “Horus- 2” satellite from the launch base in northwest China, Sedky said in statements to Channel One, adding it carried high-resolution imaging cameras on board.

Sedky said that the satellite was launched as part of strategic cooperation between Egypt and China.

“Horus-2” is among a group of remote sensing satellites, and it is being developed through the full participation of a team of Egyptian and Chinese experts, he noted.

Such satellites are designed to recognize the surrounding environment with the aim to maximize the use of natural resources, thus achieving the sustainable development goals of 2030, Sedky made it clear.

MENA

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