Ghana launches its first satellite

Ninth Anniversary Fund-Raising Drive for Behind the Black

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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).


One comment

  • Dick Eagleson

    Good to see that at least one of the world’s Grasshutistans has some people in it looking to join the modern world. May their tribe increase.

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