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Africa and space

Link here. Prompted by the launch last week of Ghana’s first satellite from ISS, this article take a look at what other African countries are doing to become players in the new colonial movement, noting efforts being done by Nigeria, South Africa, Ethopia, Angola, and Kenya.

Overall, no African country is doing very much in space. The fact that this African-centered news outlet feels compelled to note this, however, suggests that the competitive urge might be stirring there.


Ghana launches its first satellite

The new colonial movement: Yesterday Ghana’s first satellite, a cubesat built by students, was released from the International Space Station.

Also today the Ghana government announced the successful conversion of a communications antenna into a radio telescope that is now part of the worldwide Very Long Baseline Array radio telescope (VLBI).