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Egypt to launch satellite

Egypt plans to launch its first reconnaissance satellite within one or two years at the latest. Government has authorized the satellite and it will be undertaken by the Scientific Research Ministry, Middle East Newsline reported on Saturday.

Egyptian officials said the satellite project is meant for civilian research that will be conducted with the assistance of other countries.

However, the launch of the reconnaissance satellite is meant to respond to Israel’s OFEQ military reconnaissance satellite program.