Egyptsat 2 still not recovered after “loss of control”

by | Apr 28, 2015 | Russia, Satellites, Seradata News | 0 comments

The Earth observation satellite, Egyptsat 2, has still not been recovered two weeks after its reported “loss of control” incident on 12 April 2015.  The loss of the satellite caused a service “outage”.  Exact details of the cause of the control loss have not been revealed but the spacecraft was known to have had problems with its battery system, including a loss of some battery capacity in December last year.  The spacecraft was built by the Russian spacecraft manufacturer, RSC Energia, and was insured by the firm for the rouble-equivalent of US$75.6 million.  The satellite, which has a panchromatic resolution of 1m, is owned and operated by Egyptian National Authority for Remote Sensing & Space Science (NARSS).  NARSS still insists that the spacecraft is recoverable.

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