CAIRO – The Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA) announced Monday that the remote sensing MisrSat-2 satellite has been successfully launched from China.
The satellite, which was assembled and tested in Egypt, will monitor climate changes, desertification and land degradation.
A group of EgSA engineers and Chinese experts had contributed to the design and manufacture of the satellite, read a statement by the agency today.
The Egyptian team could fully implement one of the satellite’s components, EgSA said, noting that it is the first Egyptian product to be launched into space.
MisrSat-2 satellite will track changes in Egypt’s vital water resources and enhance resource planning, land management, agricultural output and urban planning, thus supporting the Egyptian economy.