EgyptSat-1, the first Egyptian imaging satellite, was launched on 17 April, writes Arie Egozi. The 100kg (220lb) satellite belongs to Cairo's National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences. Its payload was built by a Ukrainian company and a senior researcher at Israel's Fisher aerospace institute says it has a 4m (13ft) resolution. EgyptSat-1 was the main payload of a Dnepr launch from Baikonur that put 14 small satellites into a 640km Sun-synchronous orbit.

Source: Flight International