The launch of the Egyptian satellite was postponed for a month, the source said

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The launch of the Egyptian remote sensing satellite Egypsat-A moved from November to December, the available time is used for additional testing of systems unit, told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.

At the end of August by visiting the company-developer RSC Energia head of the state Corporation «Rosatom» Dmitry Rogozin announced that the cycle of construction and testing of a satellite optoelectronic observation Egyptsat-A ends. He was asked to perform all required tests on-Board systems as thoroughly as possible in compliance with all procedures.

«In rocket-space Corporation «Energy» continued testing of a remote sensing satellite Egypsat-A part of the works to improve the quality and reliability of the launcher works. It is expected that in mid-November at the factory to work with the satellite will be completed in the second half of November he will go to Baikonur, where it will be the final verification and launch preparation,» — said the source.

«The launch itself will be carried out with the help of the carrier rocket «Soyuz-2.1 b» with the upper stage «Fregat», roughly, at the end of December,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

Informed source RIA Novosti reported that the launch is scheduled for November 22.

EgyptSat-A — detailed satellite remote sensing. It is expected to launch with a height of 500-800 kilometers, where the satellite will be able to shoot in the visible and infrared spectra. High performance imaging system of the satellite allow you to use it not only in the interests of industry and agriculture, but also to carry out optical intelligence for strategic purposes.

Sputnik creates RKK «Energy» instead of lost in may 2016 unit of the EgyptSat-2. This satellite was also made of «Energy» and launched into orbit on 16 April 2014. In January 2015, control of the satellite was handed over to Egyptian experts. 12 may 2015 was a malfunction in the onboard digital computer system repair failed. The parties have acknowledged the loss of EgyptSat-2 insured event.