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Egypt promotes ties with Africa via new satellite

A new Egyptian satellite was recently launched as part of efforts to expand Egypt’s media presence in the African continent.
A view of the massive Artemis I Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft at Launch Pad 39B after rolling out from the Vehicle Assembly Building for a second time at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, United States, June 6, 2022.

CAIRO — On the evening of June 8, the American space transportation and aerospace manufacturer Space X successfully launched Egypt’s Nilesat 301 telecommunications satellite into space from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

The new satellite is to replace Nilesat 201, whose lifespan is expected to end in 2028.

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