Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M rocket as part of the EgyptSat-A mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission is on February 21, 2019 16:47:00 UTC from 31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M and experience the excitement for yourself.
EgyptSat-A (MisrSat A) is Egypt’s third Earth remote-sounding satellite. The satellite is jointly built by Egypt’s National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences together with RKK Energiya in Russia. The imaging payload was developed by OAO Peleng and NIRUP Geoinformatsionnye Sistemy in Belarus.
The satellite is an improved version of EgyptSat 2 and is also based on RKK Energiya’s 559GK bus, which inherits technologies from their USP platform. The satellite features SPD-70 electric engines using Xenon. It features an improved opto-electronic system and onboard control system, high-speed on-board radio link and solar cells with increased efficiency.