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Egyptian Space Agency proposes new space programme and space law

A meeting, chaired by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific research, also proposed a budget for projects including human capacity building, space science and culture for 2020-21.

The Egyptian Space Agency held a meeting for its board of directors on Sunday to propose new national space programme as well as space law.

The meeting was held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research was chaired by the Minister, Terrace D Khaled Abdul Ghaffar. EgSA CEO Mohamed Quosy and members of the council were also present.

During the meeting, the Abdul Ghaffar stressed the need to submit a proposal to develop a database of all equipment, research laboratories and scientific cadres, to identify the scientific specialities required in the field of space.

Meanwhile, Ạl Quosy said that a committee was formed to put together the agency’s organisational structure and the national space programme in its final form.

In other related matters, the Council approved the proposed organisational structure of the Egyptian Space Agency as well as draft the Egyptian space law for submission to the Council of State.