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Egypt to Send its First Communication Satellite into Orbit

The Egyptian Space Agency will run the satellite from a control center in Cairo. Tiba-1’s coverage area includes some neighboring Arab and African countries and Egypt may sell them satellite services in future.
By SIN Bureau
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Egypt will launch its first communication satellite into orbit on Friday, a move it says will improve its communications infrastructure and internet services and attract investment.

Tiba-1 is due to launch at 2108 GMT on one of Europe’s Arianespace rockets from a space center in French Guiana, officials said.

It is named after Thebes or Tiba in Arabic, an ancient Egyptian capital the ruins of which lie within the modern southern city of Luxor.

The 5.6-tonne satellite made by Airbus and Thales Alenia Space (TAS) will remain in orbit for at least 15 years to provide “every inch” of Egypt with call and internet services, state officials said.

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