EgyptSat-A

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EgyptSat-A
Mission typeEarth observation satellite[1]
OperatorNARSS
COSPAR ID2019-008A
SATCAT no.44047
Websitewww.narss.sci.eg
Mission durationPlanned: 11 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus559GK
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch dateFebruary 21, 2019, 16:47 (2019-02-21UTC16:47Z) UTC[2]
RocketSoyuz-2.1b Fregat-M
Launch siteBaikonur 31/6[3]
ContractorRoscosmos
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeSun-Synchronous
Altitude668 kilometres (415 mi)
Main
NameMultispectral imager (MSI)
Resolution1 metre (3 ft 3 in) (Pan)
4 metres (13 ft) (MS)[4]
EgyptSat
 

EgyptSat-A or MisrSat A is Egypt's third Earth observation satellite following the EgyptSat 1 launched in 2007 and EgyptSat 2 launched in 2014.[5] This satellite was built by the Egyptian National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences Jointly with Russian RKK Energia while the imaging payload was developed by OAO Peleng and NIRUP Geoinformatsionnye Sistemy in Belarus.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheldon, John (25 February 2019). "Egypt's EGYPTSAT-A Successfully Launched By Russia Despite Slight Launch Issue". SpaceWatch.Global. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  2. ^ Graham, William (21 February 2019). "Soyuz 2-1b launches EgyptSat-A - suffers apparent issues - but deemed successful". NASASpaceFlight.com. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Space exploration in 2019". www.russianspaceweb.com. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  4. ^ Zak, Anatoly (5 April 2019). "EgyptSat-A enters orbit after a close-call Soyuz launch". www.russianspaceweb.com. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Egypt launches Sat-A from Kazakhstan's 'Baikonur Cosmodrome'". EgyptToday. 21 February 2019. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  6. ^ "EgyptSat A (MisrSat A)". space.skyrocket.de. 25 February 2019. Retrieved 18 October 2019.