The educational satellites will be sent to Assiut University, Sohag University, South Valley University and Aswan University to make space travel a more viable field of study for Egypt's engineers.
As part of their mission to encourage space exploration as a viable field of study throughout Egypt, the Egyptian Space Agency will gift four local universities with satellites for engineering students to tinker with.
The educational satellites will be sent to Assiut University, Sohag University, South Valley University and Aswan University, and will serve as the nucleus of their satellite technology laboratories.
This agreement is part of a broader integrated project funded by the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology and the Egyptian Space Agency, which aims to provide 35 satellites in total to universities across Egypt. So far, 31 executive contracts have been signed for 31 faculties of Engineering and Science for various universities in Egypt.