Dr. Haitham El-Hajj Ali, head of the Egyptian General Book Organization, said that this current and exceptional session of the Cairo International Book Fair witnessed serious participations and fruitful successes for many government institutions of the state. Able to crystallize the enormous efforts and efforts of the state in the paths of digital and technological transformations in all fields, and activate Egypt’s Vision 2030 to achieve the goals of sustainable development.
Al-Hajj Ali praised the outstanding public turnout that the Egyptian Space Agency enjoyed in the Cairo International Book Fair, which was established in 2018 by a decision of His Excellency President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi with the aim of developing and transferring space technology sciences, settling and developing them, and owning the self-capabilities of building satellites and launching them from Egyptian territory.
He praised the state of the informational momentum provided by the agency to the Egyptian youth on space science through simulation models. The field follow-ups of the exhibition’s work team showed the great public turnout and the interaction of the exhibition’s visitors with the series of information services and applications carried out by the pavilion’s team, as well as the efforts made in the framework of the cultural and intellectual cooperation exchange taking place between the Ministry of Culture and the Agency to provide the best information services to the Egyptian public during the period of stay. exhibition.
It is worth noting that there are many scientific achievements and innovations presented by the Egyptian Space Agency during its presence at the book fair, including services and projects that benefit the youth of the Egyptian society, most of which are to introduce what the Egyptian Space Agency is doing to spread space culture in Egypt and Africa, which fall into the following:
1- Egypt Sat 1, which is a model of the first remote sensing satellite.
2- CanSat is an educational satellite for Egyptian school students.
3- Cupe Sat, the satellite of Egyptian universities.
4- A satellite camera implemented by the armed forces and the Egyptian Space Agency.
5- VR virtual reality glasses, which is a virtual satellite assembly center to reduce effort, time and cost.
6- The Space Keys educational satellite project in Egyptian universities in the faculties of engineering and sciences.
7- EUTS, which is a summer training for students of the final teams in the faculties of engineering, science, computers, information, navigation sciences and space technology.
8- Children’s University in cooperation between the Egyptian Space Agency and the Academy of Scientific Research, which includes the College of Children’s Space Science and Technology.
9- The Spacek initiative in cooperation between the Egyptian Space Agency and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
10- The educational platform of the Egyptian Space Agency, which offers academic lectures specialized in the field of satellite technology and the space environment with an accredited certificate for the first time in the Arab world.