RSC Energia: Egyptsat-A has been put into its operational orbit and placed under control

February 22, 2019

Egyptsat-A, launched on February 21 from the Baikonur launch site at 19:47 Moscow Time, has been successfully put into its operational orbit and placed under control of Russian specialists at the Egyptian Mission Control Center. All the parameters of the spacecraft onboard systems are within norm.

The satellite flight test program has been started, after which the control of the spacecraft will be handed over to the Egyptian side.

Satellite Egyptsat-A was developed in the interests of the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The spacecraft is intended for high-resolution imaging of the Earth surface.


RSC Energia is the leader in the rocket and space industry, and the prime contractor for manned space systems. The Corporation conducts work on the development of unmanned space and rocket systems (launch vehicles and orbital transfer vehicles), and high-technology systems for various non-space applications.

SC ROSCOSMOS is a State Corporation that was established in August 2015 to implement a comprehensive reform of the Russian rocket-and-space industry. State Corporation ROSCOSMOS ensures the implementation of the Russian governments space program and its legal regulation. ROSCOSMOS is also placing orders for the development, manufacture and supply of space equipment and space infrastructure objects. The state corporation is also responsible for international space cooperation and arranging conditions for the future use of results of space activities in the social and economic development of Russia.



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