Anticipated partnerships between Cairo and Abu Dhabi in space and satellite technology

◗❙ Badawi: Encouraging laws to enter the industry… and to send Egyptian missions abroad

◗❙ Al-Alayli: The launch of Nilesat 301 confirms our ability to transfer expertise

◗❙ Al-Hinnawi: Its returns are great … and we have human potential at the highest level

A number of experts and officials of communication solutions companies have suggested that the coming period will witness the signing of a set of strategic partnership agreements between the Egyptian and Emirati sides in the field of space technology and satellites, especially after the latter a few days announced a while ago. the establishment of a national fund worth 3 billion dirhams, to support the space sector in the country. And the launch of the first Arab national program for radar satellites under the name “Serbia”, to provide radar imaging 24 hours a day, in all weather conditions.

They said that the success of the idea of ​​investing in space technology depends on the establishment of clear dimensions, stressing the need to utilize all legislation and regulations to stimulate investment in space technology, adding that Egypt has promising experiences in the field of space science has.

According to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, the Space Fund aims to sustainably develop capabilities in the space sector, train Emirati cadres to lead the sector of national priority, increase its contribution to the diversification of the national economy, the private sector to to encourage and specialized companies worldwide to develop their projects and activities in the UAE, making it a hub key to work and investment in space.

The fund also aims to establish an academy to develop the capabilities of engineers in the development of satellites, a space data complex and a business incubator to support small businesses.

Dr. Mohamed El-Ghamry, Chairman of the Board of EgyptSat Communications Solutions and Satellite Technology, said that the field of space technology is a fertile resource for investment, stressing that the Egyptian state has many expertise and cadres in the field of space science and satellite technology, because of its importance in securing countries and protecting against electronic attacks.

Al-Ghamry expects that the coming period will witness the establishment of strategic partnerships between the Egyptian and Emirati sides in the field of space science, working to send Egyptian cadres to help the UAE develop its research and its projects to complete.

He pointed out that the Egyptian state has a special agency for space sciences, referring to the crucial role it plays in providing advanced research in the field of space technology and science, and it is planned to increase the number of scientific research in this bond to increase in the future.

In a related context, Dr. Hadia El Henawy, emeritus professor of electronic and communication engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, indicated that there is a general tendency to invest globally in the field of space and communication technology, due to the large returns it generates on long term achieved.

El-Hanawy agreed with the previous opinion by emphasizing that Egypt has qualified technical cadres and great human resource energy that qualifies it to work on presenting a competitive model to create an integrated system in the field of space technology and to create satellites, indicating that the world’s leading experiences in space technology such as France, America and Canada use Egyptian expertise. Successful.

In a related context, Dr. Amr Badawy, former head of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, emphasizes the need to introduce laws that stimulate investment in space technology sciences, in order to create an investment climate for investors, emphasizing the need for laws to be stable. and not change from year to year, to ensure that results are achieved Positive in the field of space science and satellite technology, as he described it.

He pointed to the importance of working on developing a clear plan as well as allocating sufficient budgets for research and sending missions abroad, with the expectation that there will be partnerships between the Egyptian and Emirati sides on the area of ​​space sciences and communication technology in the near term will be. .

Hisham Al-Alayli, former head of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, confirmed that during the last phase, Egypt took serious steps by investing in space satellite technology, recently embodied in the launch of the new satellite Nilesat 301, as Egypt has promising experiences available and cadres in the field of communications and satellites. , it qualifies to compete to be in the ranks of developed countries in this regard, but this matter is subject to the legislation that regulates this industry.

He also stressed the need to amend the laws governing telecommunications in Egypt, and to create a regulatory environment to attract foreign investment in the field of satellites, communications and space technology, with the need to work on stabilizing laws and not to change them to ensure foreign insurance. investors.

He pointed out that the investment returns in the field of satellites are great, and that there are still opportunities to seize and invest in them, due to the small number of countries pumping investments into this field, confirming that this activity still a virgin. before investors and need more.

Al-Alayli expected that the horizons of cooperation between Egypt and the UAE would expand, after the UAE announced the allocation of a budget for investment in space science and technology, as Egypt has expertise and cadres in this field.

Egypt owns a space agency which, pursuant to Law No. 3 of 2018, and aims to develop and transfer space technology sciences, relocate and develop them, and have self-capacity to build satellites and launch them from Egyptian territory.

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