Egypt is going to launch a satellite to space on Friday’s evening. The French rocket Ariane-5 ECA bears the Egypt satellite and another one from a pad installed in French Guiana situates in the northern section of South America.
The first satellite named TIBA-1 is owned by the Egyptian government meanwhile the second known as Inmarsat GX5 is run by British Inmarsat for mobile services.
The Egyptian satellite was contracted with the French side in 2016. It was built through cooperation between Airbus Defense & Space ” and Thales Alenia Space “.
In the civil sector, TIBA-1 provides more effective infrastructure for broadband Internet and Communications in the remote and desolate to support development projects in those areas.
TIBA-1 provides the broadband Internet to government and business purposes.
As Egypt cooperates with the African countries, the new satellite with provide the Internet services and communications to some states of the Nile basin.
It is worth mentioning that TIBA-1 is the first in a chain named TIBA Sat which Egypt intends to launch in the period to come.
The satellites will create a specific move-in communications services in Egypt and Africa.