The Egyptian Space Agency’s CEO, Mohamed Al-Qousi, revealed that the Egyptian satellite ‘Tiba-1’ was contributing to securing the Egyptian-Libyan borders.
Al-Qousi said that the border between Egypt and Libya is 1100 km long and its southern borders with Sudan are 1200 km long.
He pointed out that “securing the borders at that distance, using people in very harsh conditions does not provide a security rate around the clock, or 100 % security, so satellite technologies are being used for the borders”.
Al-Qousi explained “that small stations along the borders use cameras with radars and sensors to detect any changes. All these means are linked to transmitting and receiving stations with satellites”.
The information is sent from the stations to the satellites and sent again to a command center that processes the information. This gives a strong advantage in securing borders around the clock.
“The satellite is currently in a fixed orbit at an altitude of 36,000 kilometers from the surface of the earth and is currently controlled from Egypt”, he added, pointing out that there are no problems in the satellite system.
It is noteworthy that the ‘Tiba-1’ is the first satellite in Egypt that has been launched for communications purposes.