Egypt to join the Space age through gradual manufacturing of small research and remote sensing satellites, acquiring technological knowledge and capabilities, and building required infrastructure to achieve self-capability for Egypt to design & manufactures its own small satellites.
Utilizing the space technologies & application to develop the scientific research and technologies development in Egypt and to serve the national developments plans.
Establishing a scientific and research base for advanced industries in Egypt.
Enabling Egypt to join the Space Technology Age through designing and manufacturing small satellites.
Transfer of advanced space technologies in communication, computers, programs, optics, sensors, new materials, command and control and energy to the Egyptian Scientific community.
Utilizing of space technologies & applications in development plans.
Acquiring national capabilities in Space Technology disciplines.
Establishment of scientific & industrial base in advanced technology fields.
Building human resource capabilities for space sciences fields.
Coordinating and enhancing the cooperation between the research & industrial centers and space program through a national project.
EgyptSat_1 Satellite is the first Egyptian experimental satellite for remote sensing.
The satellite has an image resolution of 8 meters, which is satisfactory for many important civilian applications. The satellite can capture a vertical image for any location in Egypt once over 75 days. It also can be titled to capture images for location at both sides of satellite path, capture 3-D images, or re-capture images for location within periods less than 16 days.
The space payload for the satellite includes a 4 spectrum optical camera for various applications, an infrared camera and communication device for store and forward transmissions.
NARSS has been established in 1991 as a General Authority for Remote Sensing belongs to the Ministry of State for Scientific Research.
NARSS was then organizationally restructured in 1994; following the Presidential Decree No. 261 for 1992, as a National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences belongs to the Ministry of Scientific Research.