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Egypt

People: Ptolemy, Pilz, Jens-Goercke, Kleinwaechter. Spacecraft: Eurostar 2000, Yamal, MS-1, Spacebus 4000. Launch Vehicles: R-11, R-7, Al Zahar, Al Raid, Al Zafir, Al Kahir missile, Ariane, Saqr-80, Ariane 5, Badr-2000. Launch Sites: Deversoir, Jabal Hamzah, Baikonur, Al Kahir, Kourou. Stages: Al Kahir-1. Agency: EGAO, Arianespace, Toulouse, Nilesat, NARSSS, Sakr.



1911 June 28 - .
  • Nakhla Meteorite Fall in Egypt (Mars Meteorite, Hit Dog) - . Nation: Egypt.

1961 November 14 - . Launch Site: Al Kahir. LV Family: Al Kahir missile series. Launch Vehicle: Al Zahar.
  • Egypt first rocket launch. - . Nation: Egypt. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

    United Arab Republic neither confirmed nor denied reports of November 8 that it had successfully launched its first rocket. Dr. Eugen Saenger of the Stuttgart Jet Propulsion Institute in Germany denied any connection with the United Arab Republic program as charged by Israel.


1962 July 21 - .
  • Egyptians parade rockets - . Nation: Egypt. Related Persons: Kleinwaechter, Pilz, Saenger.

    The Egyptian government exhibits mock-ups of missiles they are developing with assistance from German engineers. The El Qahir (conqueror) is 11 m long and was said to have a range of 600 km. The El Zafir (Victor) is 5.5 km long and had a range of 300 km. Later it is announced that a two-stage Al Ared (Pioneer) rocket is being developed that will have a range of 1000 km. A modification of this will be capable of launching satellites. Engineers involved in development of the rockets are said to be Wolfgang Pilz, Hans Goercke, and Hans Kleinwaechter. Eugen Saenger at the Stuttgart Propulsion Institute is also implicated. Saenger, who is working with his wife on steam-rocket boosted ramjet aircraft, denies this.


1962 July 21 - . Launch Site: Al Kahir. LV Family: Al Kahir missile series. Launch Vehicle: Al Kahir missile.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Egypt. Agency: EGAO. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1962 July 21 - . Launch Site: Al Kahir. LV Family: Al Kahir missile series. Launch Vehicle: Al Kahir missile.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Egypt. Agency: EGAO. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1963 May 1 - . Launch Site: Al Kahir. LV Family: Al Kahir missile series. Launch Vehicle: Al Kahir missile.
  • Meteorological test - . Nation: Egypt. Agency: EGAO. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1971 September 23 - . Launch Site: Jabal Hamzah. LV Family: Al Kahir missile series. Launch Vehicle: Al Kahir missile.
  • Nation: Egypt. Agency: EGAO. Apogee: 3.00 km (1.80 mi).

1973 October 6 - . Launch Site: Jabal Hamzah. LV Family: Al Kahir missile series. Launch Vehicle: Al Kahir missile.
  • Al Tin - . Nation: Egypt. Agency: EGAO. Apogee: 3.00 km (1.80 mi).

1973 October 6 - . Launch Site: Jabal Hamzah. LV Family: Al Kahir missile series. Launch Vehicle: Al Kahir missile.
  • Al Tin - . Nation: Egypt. Agency: EGAO. Apogee: 3.00 km (1.80 mi).

1973 October 22 - . 16:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Deversoir. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: R-17.
  • Weapon - . Nation: Egypt. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1973 October 22 - . 16:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Deversoir. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: R-17.
  • R-17E - . Nation: Egypt. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1973 October 22 - . 16:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Deversoir. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: R-17.
  • Weapon - . Nation: Egypt. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1998 April 28 - . 22:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA2. LV Family: Ariane. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44P.
  • Nilesat 1 - . Payload: Nilesat 101. Mass: 1,827 kg (4,027 lb). Nation: Egypt. Agency: Nilesat. Manufacturer: Toulouse. Program: Nilesat. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Eurostar 2000. Spacecraft: Eurostar 2000. USAF Sat Cat: 25311 . COSPAR: 1998-024A. Apogee: 35,800 km (22,200 mi). Perigee: 35,773 km (22,228 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min.

    Egypt's first satellite. Geostationary at 7.0 degrees W. Positioned in geosynchronous orbit at 7 deg W in 1998-1999 As of 5 September 2001 located at 6.95 deg W drifting at 0.003 deg W per day. As of 2007 Mar 10 located at 7.00W drifting at 0.007W degrees per day.


2000 August 17 - . 23:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA2. LV Family: Ariane. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44LP.
  • Nilesat 102 - . Mass: 1,827 kg (4,027 lb). Nation: Egypt. Agency: Nilesat. Manufacturer: Toulouse. Program: Nilesat. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Eurostar 2000. Spacecraft: Eurostar 2000. USAF Sat Cat: 26470 . COSPAR: 2000-046B. Apogee: 35,797 km (22,243 mi). Perigee: 35,775 km (22,229 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min.

    Geosynchronous communications satellite of the Egyptian company Nilesat SA. The satellite joined Nilesat 101 in providing Ku-band broadcast services. Stationed at 7 deg W. Positioned in geosynchronous orbit at 7 deg W in 2000. As of 2 September 2001 located at 6.98 deg W drifting at 0.002 deg W per day. As of 2007 Mar 9 located at 6.97W drifting at 0.004W degrees per day.


2007 April 17 - . 06:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC109. Launch Pad: LC109/95. LV Family: R-36M. Launch Vehicle: Dnepr.
  • MisrSat 1 - . Payload: Egyptsat 1 / MS-1TK. Mass: 100 kg (220 lb). Nation: Egypt. Agency: NARSSS. Manufacturer: Yuzhnoye. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance radar satellite. Spacecraft Bus: MS-1. Spacecraft: MS-1. USAF Sat Cat: 31117 . COSPAR: 2007-012A. Apogee: 667 km (414 mi). Perigee: 657 km (408 mi). Inclination: 98.1000 deg. Period: 98.00 min. MisrSat/Egyptsat carried an imaging payload for Egypt's National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences..

2010 August 4 - . 20:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • Nilesat 201 - . Payload: Spacebus 4000B2. Mass: 3,200 kg (7,000 lb). Nation: Egypt. Agency: Arianespace. Program: Nilesat. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Spacebus 4000. Spacecraft: Spacebus 4000. USAF Sat Cat: 36830 . COSPAR: 2010-037A. Apogee: 35,804 km (22,247 mi). Perigee: 35,770 km (22,220 mi). Inclination: 0.1000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Ku-band/Ka-band direct broadcasting satellite..

2014 April 16 - . 16:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U.
  • Egyptsat-2 - . Mass: 1,050 kg (2,310 lb). Nation: Egypt. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: KAUR-4. Spacecraft: Yamal. USAF Sat Cat: 39678 . COSPAR: 2014-021A. Apogee: 710 km (440 mi). Perigee: 649 km (403 mi). Inclination: 51.6200 deg. Period: 98.34 min. Bult by RKK Energia for Egypt's National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science using the 559GK bus; carried a 1-meter resolution imager..


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