On the 1210 Noon 4th December 2023 Monday Hours Hong- Kong SAR – Beijing time CNSA –China National Space Administration , China, People’s Republic of China. Successfully launched the Yonggan 33 Remote Sensing satellite with the Chang Zheng- Long March 2C Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Inner Mongolia, China, People’s Republic of China, and then successfully launched a new Egypt on the Egypt-2 satellite project
[The Long March 2C carrier rocket successfully launched the Egypt Satellite 2]
At 12:10 Beijing time today, my country successfully launched the Egypt Satellite 2 using the Long March 2C carrier rocket at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. According to the agreement between China and Egypt on the Egypt-2 satellite project, China has developed and launched for Egypt a small optical remote sensing satellite with a resolution of 2 meters (panchromatic)/8 meters (multispectral);
Using satellites aided by the Chinese government The final assembly and integration test center conducts final assembly and testing of the satellite; after on-orbit delivery, it will serve Egypt’s land and resource utilization, water conservancy, agriculture and other fields. This launch is the 499th launch of the Long March series of launch vehicles…
Entering the predetermined orbit, the launch mission was a complete success. This mission also carried and launched the second group of Xingchi-1 satellites A and B. The Egypt-2 satellite is mainly used for Egypt’s land and resources census and meets the needs of Egyptian users in the fields of agriculture, forestry, urban construction, environment and disaster monitoring. The two satellites launched are mainly used to provide commercial remote sensing services to users.
The Egypt-2 satellite uses the CAST1000 platform independently developed by the Aerospace Dongfanghong Satellite Co., Ltd. of the Fifth Academy of Aerospace Science and Technology as the satellite platform. It strictly controls the key links to improve image quality and selects high-performance technology that has been verified in orbit. The quality-independent and reliable core detector strengthens the high-quality control of the satellite-ground integrated indicator system in the entire process of satellite design, analysis, testing, and testing.
On November 2nd , 2023, the factory review meeting of the Egypt-aided Satellite 2 was held at the China Academy of Space Technology and passed the factory review as planned. Leaders of the International Economic Cooperation Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce and leaders of the Earth Observation and Data Center of the National Space Administration, the project management unit, attended the meeting and delivered speeches.
Experts attending the meeting watched a documentary report on satellite development, listened to the “Summary Report on the Development and Quality of the Egypt-2 Satellite Aid” made by the satellite chief engineer, and conducted discussions and questions. The review expert group believed that the Egypt-aided Satellite 2 had successfully completed all development and testing work, met relevant quality supervision requirements, and agreed to pass the factory review.
The meeting pointed out that the Egypt-2 satellite project is a landmark project for pragmatic cooperation between China and Egypt, the transformation and upgrading of China-Africa cooperation, and the promotion of high-quality development of the joint construction of the “Belt and Road”. A concrete manifestation of joint action. Since the start of the project, the general contractor and the management unit have cooperated sincerely to overcome the impact of the epidemic and overcome difficulties, and the work results have been hard-won. The successful implementation of the project has achieved many “firsts” in the history of China-Egypt cooperation and is of milestone significance.
As a satellite project that adopts a foreign aid management model, the Egypt-2 satellite project has written a new chapter in international cooperation in my country’s satellite projects. As a project management unit, on the basis of strict quality management and project management, the center will continue to manage the follow-up satellite launch, on-orbit testing and delivery stages, continue to expand the breadth and depth of China-Egypt aerospace cooperation, and build a new era for the new era. The China-Egypt community with a shared future continues to contribute its space capabilities.
Visuals are from their respectives also from CNSA- China National Space Administration