CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt has launched its first communications satellite into orbit, the Government said late on Tuesday, a move officials say that the improvement of the communication infrastructure, web services, and investment.
Tiba-1 was due to launch last Friday but was postponed due to technical reasons, the Government said. It did not give any details.
The 5.6-tonne satellite was to be launched at one of Europe’s Arianespace rockets from a space center in French Guiana.
Made by Airbus and Thales Alenia Space (TAS), it will be in orbit for at least 15 years, “every inch” of Egypt, with the call-and internet-related services, the officials said.
Reporting, by the Momen Saeed Atallah; Written by mr. Yousef, Saba; editing by Grant McCool