Kenya creates space agency


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The new colonial movement: Kenya today announced the official establishment of its own space agency, the Kenya Space Agency Board (KSAB).

KSAB was established by President Uhuru Kenyatta through a March 2017 gazette notice and will be headed by the Kenya Defence Forces’ Major General (Rtd) James Aruasa.

The array of KSAB’s responsibilities include co-ordinating space-related activities, recommending national space policies and establishing centres of excellence in space science.

It appears to me that there a power struggle is going on in Kenya over space, with the wrong people winning. A university team recently built the nation’s first cubesat, getting it launched as a secondary payload. This space board however seems entirely run by the government and its military. I fear that this turf war is going to squelch any future Kenyan space development.

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  • Cotour

    Is this a tongue in cheek statement?

    ” I fear that this turf war is going to squelch any future Kenyan space development.”

    And, if they are serious what roll will Obama play in it? Maybe the Kenyans first man in orbit or first on the moon?

    All the ladies of the world could again peek in on Obama working out while training and preparing for launch, very manly.

    https://youtu.be/45hk1zIDFLg

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