Horus-1 is expected to produce critical data to enhance Egypts agricultural sector by improving productivity and limiting wastage.
Egypt has successfully launched the Horus 1 satellite from the launch base in northwest China, CEO of Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA), Sherif Sedky, announced.
Sedky explained that the Horus 1 satellite is remote sensing and carries a high-resolution imaging camera on board, thus serving all the requirements of the Egyptian states strategic vision 2030 and requirements of sustainable development.
During a telephonic interview with Channel One, Sedky said that the satellite was built under strategic cooperation between Egypt and China.
He added: “There is great cooperation between Egypt and China in the field of space and launching satellites, and we are also establishing a centre for assembling, integrating and testing satellites. (The) Horus 1 satellite is the beginning of a group of remote sensing satellites, and it is being developed through the full participation of a team of Egyptian and Chinese experts, to localize satellite manufacturing technology.”