"Space Technology" Program
12 February 2009 - 02 April 2009

Understanding Space is essential to face 21st-century challenges, such as climate change, natural disasters, security, communication, and scientific development in general. More than half a century ago, space agencies; such as CNES in France, NASA in the United States of America and the European Space Agency ESA; started to emerge. However, in Egypt, the first Egyptian satellite was launched in April 2007.

The Planetarium Science Center (PSC) is dedicated to increasing awareness, understanding, and appreciation of science, especially in children. In collaboration with the National Authority of Remote Sensing and Space Science “NARSS”, the PSC has developed the “Space Technology” program that aims to simplify satellite components and applications, as well as image processing. The program achieves its goal through multiple activities:


  • Satellite Systems, Types and Application, an introduction
  • Space Physics
  • Space Environment

Hands-on activity:

  • Analyzing and observing problems on three images from Delta, Alexandria, and Sinai


  • Participants will learn how to work on different software programs:
    - Satellite Tool Kit (STK)
    - Space images processing


  • One trip to NARSS to view:
    -  The capacity observatory
    -  The image treatment observatory
    -  The satellite ground station building


  • Participants will work in groups on a final project that they will present to the other groups at the end of the program

The program has three rotations during IYA2009, the first starts on 12 February:

  • Target Age Group: 15-20 years
  • Program Duration: 2 months (12 February – 2 April 2009)
  • Session Duration: 3 hrs
    10 sessions/program; 13:00-16:00; as per schedule
  • Minimum number of participants: 10
  • Maximum number of participants: 20
  • Program fees, including fieldtrips, are 100
    EGP per student.
  • For additional information and registration, please contact the PSC Administrator.




Thursday, 12 February

- Introduction to Satellite Types

- International Space Agency


Saturday, 14 February

- Egyptian Space Program

- Satellite Applications and Types


Wednesday, 18 February

- Orbits Dynamics

- Launch Vehicle


Thursday, 19 February

- Payload

- Ground Segment


Friday, 20 February

Mechanics Workshop


Saturday, 21 February

Satellite Communication


For contact information, please go to: http://www.bibalex.org/psc/Home/contactus.aspx

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