Mohamad El-Qousy, Chairman of the space agency, said that the satellite will address issues related to climate change and other climate variables on the continent.
The agency briefed a delegation of MPs from the parliaments Education and Scientific Research Committee regarding the same at its headquarter in Cairo.
The project is part of the African Development Satellite Initiative (AfDev-Sat), an integration of African countries in the field of space technology and applications to respond to domestic, regional and continental strategic needs.
Countries involved in the African Development satellite project include Sudan, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and others. According to El-Qousy, more African countries have expressed their desire to join the satellite project.
AfDev-Sat was first announced by Egypts Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, at the Africa Space Forum on the sidelines of the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) held in Yokohama, Japan in August 2019.