Egyptian Satellite Lift off Successfully from Baikonur

Egyptian Satellite Lift off Successfully from Baikonur

Photo: RIA Novosti

Photo: RIA Novosti

An Egyptian earth observation satellite, Egyptsat was successfuly launched from Baikonur cosmodrone on April 16, 2014.

The satellite was on-board to Soyuz-U launch vehicle. Egypsat is equiped with advanced technologies for taking visible-range and infrared photographs. The data acquired could be useful in agricultural, geological and ecological research.

Egyptian specialists said then that this was an experimental project with an expected satellite’s service life of no more than three years. Scientists affirm that the new satellite can fulfil its tasks for more than five years.

the satellite weighs 1,050 kilos and has a service life of 11 years. The equipment installed on it will permit taking pictures of the Earth with a resolution of 1 meter in panchromaitc mode and 4 meters in multispectral mode. As a rule land remote sensing probes operate in solar synchronized orbits close to polar.

Source: Voice of Russia


Categories: Remote Sensing

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