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Partnership With China Could See Egypt Lead Africa’s Satellite Climate Change Studies

File image of a Chinese Long March 2C rocket carrying the Egyptian Horus 2 satellite as it rises from the launch pad at Jiuquan spaceport on March 13, 2023. Image via Xinhua.

China is bearing the bulk of financing Egypt’s Horus Satellite program meant to boost Africa’s fight against climate change.

Last month, Egypt’s space program launched another satellite, Horus-2, to help with monitoring climate change in the country that is increasingly edging towards water scarcity. The launch took place at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China where Horus-1 was launched into the sun-synchronous polar orbit (Chinese) in February 2023.

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