[China’s Egypt-aided Satellite 2 successfully passed the factory review]
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.
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