BackForward Satellite Programme: EgyptSat 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Series of satellites for land observation. and disaster monitoring.
  • Cooperative programme of Egypt and Ukraine or Russia - Programme responsible: Egypt National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science (NARSS).  Technical implementation: for EgyptSat-1: Yuzhnoye State Design Office (YSDO), Ukraine; for EgyptSat-2: Korolev Energia Rocket and Space Corporation (Energia RSC), Russia.  Ground segment and operations managed by NARSS.
  • The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • Orbits either sunsynchronus (EgyptSat-1) or drifting (EgyptSat-2).
  • The design life time is 5 years for EgyptSat-1, 11 years for EgyptSat-2.
  • The satellites are launched at intervals, one after the end of life of the previous.
  • See detailed description at and
Data circulation
  • Data downlinked in X-band over two receiving stations of NARSS in Egypt.
  • Processing and distribution by the NARSS operations centre.
Agencies NARSS
Programme lifetime 2007 - 2024
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned