EgSA signs agreement with Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology

The Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA) has signed an executive agreement with the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (EJUST). This is the fourth institution EgSA would be signing an executive agreement with in the past month.

The agreement aims to provide EJUST with an educational satellite model for communication, remote sensing and space environment applications. It would also strengthen research, development and innovation efforts.

Dr Mohammed Iraqi, Executive Vice President of EgSA, and Dr Sameh Nada, Vice President of EJUST, signed the executive agreement. In attendance were Dr Ahmed Al-Jawhari, President of EJUST; Dr Mohamed Iraqi Amr Al-Taweel, EJUST’s Dean of School of Creative Design Engineering; Dr Mohamed Ibrahim, Project Manager of EgSA’s satellite laboratories; Wassem Essa, Deputy Engineer, and Dr Ayman Mahrous, the supervisor of the research at the University and Lviv.

Dr Mohammed explained that EgSA seeks to strengthen its partnership with all universities to achieve its strategic objectives, which includes improving the depth of space knowledge in Egypt and contributes to the country’s vision 2030. In the past month, the Agency has signed executive agreements with the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, the Suez Canal University, and the Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute.

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According to the statement, the educational lab satellite project linked to the technology education platform with co-financing and co-operation from the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology.
Dr Mohamed Ibrahhim explained that the components of the Lunar Educational Lab, consisting of four main units, an educational satellite model, simulators of operation and testing of satellite and scientific experimenting equipment on the educational satellite and ground station simulation unit with educational operation software and its various applications.
Dr Ayman Mahrous explained that the project aims to invest in individuals by deploying and deepening the learning of satellite technology at the university, deepening the space knowledge system and preparing human resources highly skilled and able to contribute to qualified to work in space science and technology and contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for Egypt.
“The project offers students unique opportunities to understand and explore the design and working methods of satellite and the consequently advanced technologies in the space industry”, Dr Ayman said.