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China Launches Egypt’s Newest Satellite Into Orbit

NexSat-1 launches from China Credit: EgSA

Egypt’s NextSat-1 satellite blasted into space from a seaborne launch pad off the coast of Yangjiang in China’s southern Guangdong province on Saturday.

The small, microsatellite weighs only 67kgs and was shot into orbit on the back of a Jielong-3 (Smart Dragon-3) rocket that is now successfully communicating with ground control at the Egyptian Space Agency in Cairo.

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